Mr Khan has been a leading light with the Birmingham & District Beekeeping Association for many years and, as has previously been said, walks away with most of the prizes every year.
Enjoy your honey knowing that the provenance is 1st class and you're helping a local beekeeper and...
I also had this problem last year, with dying bees around the hive also.
It was confirmed as pesticide poisoning, even though I live in an urban area. The bee inspector told me that the colony will often prevent bees from re-entering the hive when they realise that there is a problem.
EXACTLY how did you use your september treatment? ie duration and hive set up?
As per the instructions, broke the pieces and placed on top of the frames in the corners, placed a super on top as an eke, with a crownboard and roof on top of that, left on for a week then repeated twice. So had 3...
It's my first year and I treated with Apilife in the beginning of Sept and had a moderate mite drop. I put a board in a few weeks ago and had a drop of 4 a day, so decided to do OA. After 5 days the drop is approx 500! from only 4 seams of bees. I presume I'll need to do some form of management...
anyone know if epoxy reson is okay for bees when set?
I've used both Epoxy and PU in many applications for some time. When gluing wood for hives, PU glue is a far better product. Epoxy is pretty nasty stuff before curing, and doesn't like the moisture content of wood.
I've just started the 3rd lot of treatment. I intend to unite on Friday evening. A friend is in desperate need of a queen so I'll let him have the old queen.
Should the Q+ BB be placed on top or below?
Hi, I'm new to beekeeping and am after a bit of advice. I started with a nucleus in April and carried out an AS at the end of May. I didn't re-unite as I was hoping that they were going to build up enough, to take 2 colonies through the winter. I then had a problem with insecticide poisoning...
"but does anyone here speak, urdo, polish, russian,indian, hungarian. black country, because i dont"
Pete, as a local yam yam,:). I find the Urdu, Punjabi and polish a breeze. It's those country bumkins I can't understand.
I've also bought this book and found it very informative. However my book has been misprinted, Page 215 is a repeat of page 214! I've only got half the "Using Swarming To Increase Your Colonies" chapter.
I presume all the books are the same and they are having to reprint hence the...
I intend to start beekeeping next year with 2 hives. I'm intending to use a netting fence around the hives to allow schoolchildren to see in. What is the maximum size of mesh that the bees won't fly through? Obviously the smaller the mesh the more difficult to see through and the more...