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    alancooper

    Kitta - the good local breeders I have bought...

    Kitta - the good local breeders I have bought black bee Qs from occasionally (to supplement genetic diversity) are in areas within Northern Ireland with a warmer, more sunny climate. As Q sellers,...

    alancooper Yesterday, 07:45 PM Go to last post
    Mellifera Crofter

    Alan, how do the other 'good local breeders'...

    Alan, how do the other 'good local breeders' manage? Or are they perhaps not quite so local? I wonder if it might help if you encourage some of your colonies to lay more drone brood? (Not that I'm...

    Mellifera Crofter 25-02-2020, 09:42 PM Go to last post
    Pete L

    Not Scotland, but the south west, usually never...

    Not Scotland, but the south west, usually never ending Atlantic lows with rain, rain and more rain... queen mating in the lap of the Gods. The only guaranteed way around it is to use instrumental...

    Pete L 25-02-2020, 07:56 AM Go to last post
    alancooper

    Queen rearing problem

    I have been keeping bees for about 10 years and each year. My bees are dark locals supplemented with Qs from good local breeders. They are productive, good tempered and not plagued with disease. But...

    alancooper 24-02-2020, 10:48 PM Go to last post