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Tag Archives: nucleus
The Bee Diaries – Arrival of the Bees!
Finally after much preparation the nucleus of bees were collected, the best method of getting the bees settled into their new hive was explained and with reassurance that the queen was included, marked and clipped I was on my way home with … Continue reading
Posted in Bee Keeping Tagged apiary, bee feed, Bee suit, beekeeping, bees, Brood, hive, hives, honey, nucleus, Queen Excluder, smoker, Syrup 4 Comments
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: Apiary – I finished … Continue reading
Posted in Bee Keeping Tagged apiary, beekeeping, bees, Brood, hive, hives, Hoffman, nucleus, Spacers 3 Comments
The Bee Diaries – Siting the Hive
The nucleus of Bees should be arriving in about a month, so now is a good time to test the site for the bee hive. Our property has a reasonable sized garden for the type of house, when we moved … Continue reading
Posted in Bee Keeping Tagged beekeeping, bees, hive, nucleus, Self-Build 2 Comments
The Bee Diaries – The Hive Build
Having purchased my first batch of equipment discussed in ” A start to the Bee keeping venture”, one of my first tasks is to build the hive, this isn’t always required, but I took the lower cost option of buying … Continue reading
Posted in Bee Keeping Tagged apiary, beekeeping, bees, Brood, cost saving, DN1, hives, honey, Maisemore, nucleus, Queen Excluder, Self-Build, Super, Top Bar, Varroa 4 Comments