I'm happy to report a clean bill of health from the NBU bee inspector today, all hives at all four apiaries were checked by the bee inspector.
A queen wondering around the frame looking for empty cells to lay eggs in.
I managed to get the inspections done on the hives in my garden today - all queens seen, all laying well and a fair few drones in the hives, especially the double brood hives. I have one weak hive, on about 6 frames, but there is a lot of sealed brood so numbers will pick … Continue reading Population Explosion
My Asian Hornet monitoring traps have been re-filled. Have you got your traps out?
News from our colleagues in jersey. The first Asian Hornet Queen of 2020 has been found, thanks to a report by a member of the public in St.Brelade area of the island. This is a reminder that it will shortly be time to deploy our monitoring traps. More so around the Christchurch area. This time … Continue reading The first Asian Hornet Queen of 2020
My new Supers Heater Trolley from Abelo arrived this morning, so I hope to be able to warm up the supers that are in my bee shed so that I can extract the honey, somewhat later than planned. To use, you stack your supers on this heated platform to warm them for extraction. The heavy … Continue reading Supers Warmer
I did the first proper inspection of the year today, checking all the hives in my garden. All were lovely and strong, plenty of bees and brood, but one was a bit low on stores, so I will have to keep my eye on that one. I moved the overwintered nucs into hives for them … Continue reading Start of a new season
Draft clauses for the first Environment Bill for 20 years have been published by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove Published 19 December 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Today the Environment Secretary published draft clauses on environmental principles and governance to be included in an … Continue reading New environment protections set out in flagship bill