Handle with care

I purchased a lot of new hives in the winter sales, probably more than I should have (like you do) and decided that splits and swarms would not get me all the bees I needed, so I had to splash out ¬£540 on three over wintered nucs which were delivered today. You can bet your … Continue reading Handle with care

Recovering from winter losses

The winter of 2017/2018 seems to have seen¬†larger than normal losses across the UK, with forum and social media reports of up to 80% losses for some beekeepers. Colonies fail for many reasons; Disease, queen failure, starvation, lack of forage and cold wet weather restricting foraging activities and forage availability, amongst others. Luckily, I did … Continue reading Recovering from winter losses