• Recent Blog Posts

    Lynne

    Honey Bees in House

    Hi, could someone please give me some advice? I live in an old Victorian townhouse and 2 days ago came home to find about 30 honey bees in my bedroom. There were bees swarming around outside the...

    29-06-2018 09:35 AM
  • Recent Forum Posts

    Adam

    I don't recall that I have seen guidelines for a...

    I don't recall that I have seen guidelines for a 'full-sized' colony. At this time of year, 7 or 8 frames or so of brood would be reasonable - a well-filled brood box - and certainly viable for...

    Adam Today, 04:29 PM Go to last post
    Adam

    Never used one - but an interesting toy to make. ...

    Never used one - but an interesting toy to make. I am not too bothered about keeping drones out for my own breeding. And to try to ensure that the flyers return home, I generally give the box bees...

    Adam Today, 04:26 PM Go to last post
    The Drone Ranger

    Hi Kitta I suppose its mostly influenced by...

    Hi Kitta
    I suppose its mostly influenced by when in the season they are being sold
    April might be a good time to buy bees but there might only be 4 frames of brood
    May as you suggest 8 brood...

    The Drone Ranger Today, 12:16 PM Go to last post
    Greengage

    Marburg Box

    Anyone ever use one of these or make one. Dont know if it would be much use but a bit of a fun project to make over the winter.

    Greengage Yesterday, 07:18 PM Go to last post
    brushwoodnursery

    Gavin, Thanks so much for your generosity and...

    Gavin,
    Thanks so much for your generosity and helping to put this together! It was an excellent visit in both Edinburgh and Fife. I learned a lot and will have plenty to share with beeks back home....

    brushwoodnursery Yesterday, 02:59 PM Go to last post