Category Archive: Thoughts

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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Aug 06

Honey: Getting it home

I will start by saying I throughly detest Porter bee escapes. I have two good reasons for this. The first is the escape it’s self is prone to failure. It might be a fat drone getting stuck or it might be the springs are not set properly and the escape fails. Yes if it’s in …

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