The new handcrafted money boxes are now available to teach children about bees and saving at the same time!
The years seems to go faster and faster! Already nearly at the end of the Newbie Theory Beekeeping Course, with 42 new beekeepers this year, joining in the fun. Heres the class of 2018 learning through demonstration 2 artificial swarm control methods: Pagden and Snelgrove. Let’s hope they don’t have to put it into practice until their 2nd year.
Starting him early, grandson, aged 3 out checking the bees…..already understands bees pollinate 1/3 of our food.
Surrey Bees Training at the Pyrford & Mayford Flower Show – come and meet the bees, taste various honey, buy scented candles, furniture polish, lip balms all made from our bees wax. Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking from 12:30
Tips for finding your queen. There are times when seeing eggs to know your colony is queen right is just not enough and you may need to find your queen to perhaps make a split or carry out a manipulation or just to mark a new queen (only mark a new queen when she is definitely in lay and you …
So you have determined that your colony is queenless and you’ve purchased a new queen from a reputable beekeeper. The queen normally arrives in a cage with a few attendants and plastic closed end which can be opened and replaced with fondant, if they have already eaten the fondant which they have travelled with. The first thing to do is …
If you’ve gone through your colony and can’t find eggs or the queen how do you check its queenless before purchasing a new queen (from a reputable beekeeper)? This is where having a second hive comes in handy…….. Take a frame of eggs from another disease free hive – shake off the bees into the colony they have come from …
At the Family Gardening show today until Sunday-wonderful weather, great audience, very busy! Do come along….don’t miss this great event.
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Basic Assessment candidates who not only all passed their BBKA Basic Assessment BUT ALL received Credits! What a fabulous team of 18 students! The photo shows them as newbies the year previous. Looking forward to seeing some of you on the other intermediate classes soon.
The Queen had certainly done her job on this frame, filling every single cell with an egg, difficult to find a more complete frame of sealed brood!