Quantcast

Italian Queens

Beekeeping Forum

Help Support Beekeeping Forum:

Erichalfbee 

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
18,485
Reaction score
610
Location
Ceredigion
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
7
Anyone selling Italian Queens
Make sure they come with six jerry cans of invert each
......sorry.............
:leaving:
I best get back to Gardeners World

Beckysbees have them according to their website
 
Last edited:

MartinL 

Queen Bee
Joined
Apr 4, 2011
Messages
2,330
Reaction score
0
Location
Warwickshire
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
9
I'm not selling, but know someone who is!

Got them last month.
 

MartinL 

Queen Bee
Joined
Apr 4, 2011
Messages
2,330
Reaction score
0
Location
Warwickshire
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
9
Come down to Cornwall and you can get them for free as no one wants them
The noted beekeeper, Thomas White Woodbury, first introduced the Italian bee to Britain in 1854 and regarded it as vastly superior to the English Black.
:bump:

Probably need to insulate in a hard winter up "T" North.
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2010
Messages
12,515
Reaction score
3
Location
South West
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
Miriads
The noted beekeeper, Thomas White Woodbury, first introduced the Italian bee to Britain in 1854 and regarded it as vastly superior to the English Black.
:bump:

Probably need to insulate in a hard winter up "T" North.
And wealthy English hobby beekeepers have been disregarding the Native "Black" bee ever since!

Chons da
 

MartinL 

Queen Bee
Joined
Apr 4, 2011
Messages
2,330
Reaction score
0
Location
Warwickshire
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
9
And wealthy English hobby beekeepers have been disregarding the Native "Black" bee ever since!
So are black bees better regarded by the impoverished amateur or Nutty Farmers?
 

Walrus 

Joined
Jul 1, 2012
Messages
872
Reaction score
1
Ah yes, the old black bee vs. yellow bee discussion...(yawn)
 

Swarm 

Queen Bee
Joined
May 29, 2011
Messages
7,457
Reaction score
192
Location
South Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
more than 20, less than 100.
And wealthy English hobby beekeepers have been disregarding the Native "Black" bee ever since!

Chons da
The grass is always greener and the wealthy who can afford to do as they please. A catastrophe made in heaven :rolleyes:
 

Ian123 

Queen Bee
Joined
Jun 20, 2018
Messages
2,292
Reaction score
16
Location
surrey
Hive Type
none
Ahhhh the wealthy get the blame.... must be tough walking in circles with all that weight on one shoulder:icon_204-2:
 

Swarm 

Queen Bee
Joined
May 29, 2011
Messages
7,457
Reaction score
192
Location
South Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
more than 20, less than 100.
So you think the poor bought in all the imports? LOL, probably think varroa swam here as well :rolleyes:
 

SDM 

Banned
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
1,780
Reaction score
0
Location
N.Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
100 ish
So you think the poor bought in all the imports? LOL, probably think varroa swam here as well :rolleyes:
One thing is sure, no bee has been imported in greater numbers to the UK than Amm.
 

Erichalfbee 

Super Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Jul 23, 2009
Messages
18,485
Reaction score
610
Location
Ceredigion
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
7
Now, let’s not get into a black bee or orange bee bashing session please.
 

MartinL 

Queen Bee
Joined
Apr 4, 2011
Messages
2,330
Reaction score
0
Location
Warwickshire
Hive Type
14x12
Number of Hives
9
Now, let’s not get into a black bee or orange bee bashing session please.
Think that started around the 2nd or 3rd post???? :calmdown:

With the latest figures on climate change we should be considering all the options for the future.
We have reviewed the planting in our garden, choosing to plant for more shade around the pond, (leats now run from the greenhouse & shed to top up the pond). Other planting has been adopted for plants that tolerate more arid conditions.

Better insulation on the planned extension (with greater thermal store on the inside).

My thoughts were to review the bees I keep in a similar manner.
 
Last edited:

SDM 

Banned
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
1,780
Reaction score
0
Location
N.Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
100 ish
Nothing I've heard suggests "More arid' conditions. Higher total rainfall in all seasons is expected.
 

madasafish 

Queen Bee
Joined
Apr 10, 2010
Messages
8,856
Reaction score
116
Location
Stoke on Trent
Hive Type
langstroth
Number of Hives
8x Langstroth, a few Lang nucs,1x TBH, and about 17 mating mini nucs
Nothing I've heard suggests "More arid' conditions. Higher total rainfall in all seasons is expected.
Some 10-15 years ago, the official (as in BBC/other gardening progs and magazines) advice was to plant drought resistant plants..

Now it's to plant water resistant ones..

I ignore both.
 

Antipodes 

Field Bee
Joined
Mar 24, 2019
Messages
511
Reaction score
39
Location
Tasmania
Hive Type
langstroth
It is very dry here compared to normal. Less than 7 inches of rain here for all of this year so far ...and last year was dry too. I don't know much about different types of bees and how much winter food they need, but I'm hoping mine are frugal enough to survive the dry with the food they have.

It brought on enormous bushfires earlier in the year and the photo attached shows a potential hive site I've just looked at. Little bit of green coming back.

Has the UK been generally wetter than normal? I've heard a bit on the forum about rain and am jealous.
 

Attachments

SDM 

Banned
Joined
Oct 25, 2016
Messages
1,780
Reaction score
0
Location
N.Wales
Hive Type
national
Number of Hives
100 ish
Wonder why :D
Simply because it was what was available from our nearest neighbours when most of ours died.
Begs the question of why they represent such a tiny minority of bees imported today.
 
Last edited:

Latest posts

Top