From a thread in the beekeeping forum 

In Maldon in Essex there's a beekeeper selling at market at £2.50/lb., while another down the road asks bravely for £5.50 and dare not ask more. Would be better for us all, and better for the cheap man's pocket, if the second bough...

April 13, 2019

Generally for those with three to six hives

This is a far from unique method but does not involve “queen rearing” as such and can be easily practised by all for the improvement of their own bees and beekeeping.

In the spring, and after your first inspection, consider the...

I had spent my childhood and working years with little more than a passing interest in bees but one March I was given an empty beehive by a friend of my youngest daughter. On getting it home and examining it there were frames of very old foundation inside but no bees h...

January 16, 2019

So far the weather has been relatively mild. The bees have enjoyed a few days flying in the January sunshine, even finding some pollen. I suspect this will have been ivy as there appear to be a few flowers still on show. I've had to put fondant on the hives and all but...

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