- Jul 30, 2019
- Reaction score
- Titterstone clee South Shropshire
- Hive Type
- Number of Hives
- 35 this winter
It nice to see your getting 70% of your queen's from the UK.One below our target of 200 colonies into winter. Managed to limit feed to 1400kg as the majority filled up well on heather, although not to much excess for us. We expect 10% losses and anything under this is a bonus. Would have had more, but tried a few three frame nucs side by side in BS box's, but these were hammered by wasps and I amalgamated most of them. 80% of Queens are bought in British bred 70/30 split from two suppliers, the rest are from Romania on a three year trial. Most will get around 4kg of fondant on crownboard next month just to be sure.
Utmost respect my Shropshire friend