Just noticed bees enter empty hive under roof and it is a swarm if they have started comb building what is the best way to sort them out. If they have brood in the comb could I turn the roof upside down and place a brood box with a roof on top would they move into the brood
What are beekeepers turning out to be. You say you could name your price how disappointing. We read daily of cowboy builders. Travellers ripping old people off and now you comment. "Name your price" is this the next step for fellow beekeepers There must be someone in your local...
Keep your eye on Election posters.Come Friday after the election they are so useful around the apiary.
You can use them to make up a nuc box, they're perfect for running in a swarm and if you're power hosing round the house make a great shield to avoid splashing doors or windows.
Having been housebound for 2 weeks I had a quick look at my 2 aparies this afternoon. First one had a hive blown over quickly got it back in place. second apiary had two hive down again was able to put right, bees very calm. Quite an interesting afternoon
We experience problems at times with a smoker when the smoker and the bellows keep coming apart despite our best efforts to tighten the nut. I think I have come up with a method to get over this problem by the use of cable ties to stop movement of the legs.
I have over they years gathered up from bee keepers who have passed on several hundered sheets of wax, various sizes. What is the best way to deal with them, send them for exchange or melt them down, they may be to old for use