FROM THE APIARY

In this section, members are invited to share ideas and techniques that will be of benefit to other beekeepers.

Aug 01, 2016

BeeConnected

BeeConnected online crop spray alert is based on a proposal by the BBKA to bring spray alerting into the 21st century.  25th April marks the start of the BeeConnected pilot scheme across Hertfordshire.  Farmers in Herts ...

May 11, 2016

Submitted by John Jessop

Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus

Spring 2016 saw a case of CBPV (Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus) develop in the Association Apiary.  Initially thought to be an incident of spray poisoning with dead and dying bees in and around the affected ailing colony.  The colony ... 

Apr 01, 2016

Submitted by John Jessop

Mixing and Using Syrup

I've noticed that what should be a relatively simple task seems to be sometimes regarded as a dark art.  For my own bees I feed "thin" syrup when the bees need immediate fuel to grow/maintain the colony whilst expanding ...

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