This page is of SBKA Members to discuss the proposed SBKA Apiary. Members Survey Results Apiary Survey Results Proposal for the Apiary A Draft Proposal To Set Up A Sleaford Beekeepers Apiary SBKA committee meeting Minutes 21st aug 2019 SBKA committee
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You already know your honey is good. Your mum likes it. That supportive neighbour has never handed back a jar. And the Vicar was delighted with your contribution to the harvest festival but he sounded just as delighted with that
A short article that explains the title, with video with strangely inappropriate music.
Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee.
I carried out my first inspection today of my remaining 3 hives. They all had brood, 2 hives were across 5 frames and 1 was across 7. Some way behind last year, but last year was very mild. Still plenty
Yesterday I noticed that one of my hives was evicting undersized drones. I realised this probably meant the the queen was infertile and could no longer lay fertilized worker eggs. At this time of the year queens can’t get mated
After leaving the varroa inspections boards in for 96 hours I checked to see the results of the treatment. The first hive had a huge mite drop, this is the hive I treated using a homemade thymol treatment. I think
The first visit to my hives in 2015 was in order to apply oxalic acid to the bees to kill the varroa mites that are not in the brood. Today I had a number of other members of SBKA with
I have been concerned about the store levels in my hives recently, one in particular. So I decided today to add a slab of fondant on top of the frames of the lightest hive. The others should be ok until