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    We have an old wooden beehive in our orchard that has not been used in many years. However today I noticed that there are a lot of bees in and around it. I am quite happy to keep and care for them, go on a course etc, etc but I need help now as I have no idea what if anything needs to be done for them at the moment. Any advice please? We are near Laurieston in Dumfries and Galloway. Thanks.

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    That sounds as though the bees have found, or are contemplating, a good home, Dotty. Look on the SBA website for the nearest beekeeping association to you. They have a clickable map here.

    Kitta

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    Thanks for that. I have looked them up and the nearest is Dumfries thanks

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    Dotty,

    To follow on from Kitta's advice, in the first instance it might be worth asking if one of the members can come and have a look at the situation. As admirable as the intent is, it's not a trivial undertaking to being beekeeping and it might at least be worth establishing at the moment whether there is actually a colony in there to look after.

    If the potential is enough of a catalyst to spark your interest though then grab the opportunity

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    Hi Dotty
    bees at bottom.jpg
    This book is a nice read and a good introduction to beekeeping
    You can get it online lots of places
    It doesn't cover diseases and pests
    For that I would go to http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?sectionid=24
    That way the info is up to date and free

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