The Bee Diaries – Quick Update & Final Preparation for the Arrival of the Bees.

Previously we sited the hive….

Finally, after months of waiting, I finally get to collect the Nucleus of bee’s next week on Wednesday 17th June.

So, just a few final things to check and finish off:
IMG_0821(1)Apiary – I finished off the enclosure a few weeks ago, I went with open trellis fencing so that the bees can pass through with no problems, it also allow the fruit plants to flourish and weave their way into a natural fence.IMG_0820

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Hive – The nucleus will be arriving with 5 brood Hoffman      spaced frames; I will be using spacers on my frames certainly in the brood chamber, so these will need the small plastic spacers shown in the images. IMG_0822

The colour coding for me signifies left and right, that way when I remove these during inspection I know which way to put it back in.
I have made a few extra frames to save time should I need them.

The nucleus is being purchased from Tiger Hall Bee keeping in Church Stretton (UK). The total cost is £170 with a deposit of £25. I select these because they were reasonable close (35 miles) and they had exceptional feedback, they exceed the BBKA standard and claim to raise calm but productive bees.

So next time I should reporting on the bees actually in the hive!

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About Ian

Trying to live a preparedness lifestyle, developing new skills to help me strive for that better life. This will serve as a memoir for myself and my family, friends and anyone who is interested as we take this crooked path towards an infinite destination.
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