Monthly Archive: April 2015

Apr 16

Over wintered Nucs

It’s been a late start this season and as of today’s date I consider it three weeks later than 2014.    My over wintered nucs are in two camps, the very ordinary and the romping ahead camp. The temptation is to borrow from the good to boost the poor but no I am resisting. The …

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Apr 05

Finally and Honey bound

The weather changed and I have been busy today.   How are they? Curates egg all in all, one is excellent and some are average and the rest are pretty poor, the long cold spell has taken it’s toll, but that I expected.    The excellent one was on 8 frames of brood. Yes, 8 …

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Apr 03

Frustration

In all the years I have had bees I cannot recall ever getting into April with out having achieved the first inspection, yet this is my situation and I am not happy at all about it. It is as ever a judgement call. Do I just barge on and do more harm than good or do I exercise patience …

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