Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 23 of 23

Thread: Queen Failures

  1. #21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by prakel View Post
    Poot, have you tried this mapping device which Mellifera Crofter told us about? You may find it interesting.
    Hi Prakel,
    Thanks for pointing me to the mapping site - I've clearly been a bit short sighted. The bees must be flying further afield than I estimated. Perhaps I've been a little pessimistic! Still unfamiliar territory.
    On a brighter note a large swarm is making their home in my bait hive😀 For once a plan has come good and the bees abided by the rules! I added a frame with open brood from my other hive to make them feel at home and persuade them to stay.
    How many colonies do you have? How are they doing this year?

  2. #22
    Senior Member prakel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Jurassic Coast.
    Posts
    1,440

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by The Poot View Post
    How many colonies do you have? How are they doing this year?
    Well, we are downsizing quite drastically so it's an ever decreasing figure, but they're doing well so far

  3. #23

    Default

    Field margins are not unwelcome but they do get spray drift when the fields are treated
    Trees might be better sources for bees and take up less space
    https://www.bbka.org.uk/files/librar...1306864371.pdf
    Like everything else they are not always reliable

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •