My honey for sale sign always attracts a lot of attention - some of it unwanted. I've had to replace the screw eyes and chain with heavy duty one's, as somebody has been trying to cut them to steal the sign. The base has 2 paving slabs in it, so it's (hopefully) too heavy to … Continue reading Thieving gits!
Via John De Carteret on Facebook. This mornings catch at my St Saviour Apiary (that's bee hives to those of you who don't know the term) another three of our Asian friends turned up. Just in case you don't get the point of all this, and think they're cuddly insects...here it is the 6mm long, … Continue reading More bad news in Jersey
After a bit of hive husbandry and swapping frames between a couple of hives and nucs, shaking in some nurse bees etc I have done what I think will be the last grafts for this year. 20 grafts gone into a starter colony, with a frame of soon to emerge brood and some nurse bees … Continue reading Planning ahead
Sobering news from Jersey where beekeepers are saying they are losing the fight against Asian hornets despite a taskforce formed between the Jersey Beekeepers Association and Environment officers who have been tracking hornets to locate and destroy their nests. The invasive insects destroyed seven hives in St Lawrence this week. John de Carteret, who is … Continue reading Jersey beekeepers fear Asian hornet fight is being lost