"If you have got the pressed wax (Thorne's.com)
and sugar syrup, bees won't leave it alone...!
all you need then is a shopping basket turned upside down, and they will be as happy as can be.
The frames for the pressed wax can also be…"
"February is a busy time of year for bee keepers, preparing all their hive rames with pressed wax, and doing woodwork repairs. Ifyou can find a cheap hive frame then all you have got to do is get the right foundation, and frames for the size of the…"
"The BKA is useful for contacting other BKs in the area, who might have a spare nuc for you or even an old hive. If you are careful you can use a full size hive as a divided nuke. Just use on part in the middle, and block the rest…"
"I looked into bees and had got to the ordering stage for kit but I was put off by the attitude of the local bee keeping assoc chairperson. Plus the courses seem to be a money making exercise for some and the cost of a swarm/nuc does nothing to…"
Hi Zoe - we're both using our fruit harvests this evening - I braved the wasps and picked our plums, have made some chutney and am wondering whether to just scoff the rest or make something else. Not mad on plum jam so any ideas welcomed!