The backyard bees are very busy again today. There are three new hives in amongst this lot, with another nuc at the bottom of the garden that needs hiving now. I'll try to move them out to their permanent site soon. I hope to start extracting honey tomorrow or Tuesday, all being well, now that … Continue reading Busy Bees
Cleaning all the kit ready for extraction - 10 supers to extract already, honey tank and extractor drying off after being rinsed (they were thoroughly cleaned before being put away). Uncapping tray and buckets ready - I pour the honey from the buckets into the honey tank, so I only need a few buckets for … Continue reading Time to Make Honey
This hive was made up from a nuc supplied by Melo Bees two weeks ago, doing very well and filling a super - very happy with these bees.
In the last couple of weeks I have seen two swarms fly over my house, today while working in the garden, I heard that distinctive sound of a swarm approaching, and they seemed to be settling in the trees behind my house. I nipped out the back gate and saw them landing in a scrub … Continue reading Free Bees!