Mar 02

Borders Beekeeping Assoc

Next meeting is Wednesday march 8th at 7-30pm at Sprouston Village hall.

 

Topic is a talk on the benefits and work done by the Scottish Beekeepers Association which promises to be entertaining and informative.

 

The website for the BBA has some very useful information as of course does this one. 🙂

http://www.borderbeekeepers.com

See you there.

 

PH

Jan 09

Borders Beekeeping Association

The AGM for 2017 is now on the 8 February at 7.30 at Sprouston Village Hall.  An agenda will be sent out
in due course.
2nd Beginners class is Sunday 12th starting at 2pm at Sprouston Village Hall.  Topics to be covered are:

Bee biology

The honeybee colony ; queen, worker, drone

Life cycle

Division of labour; communication

Beeswax comb the natural bees nest – construction of honeycomb

PH

 

Jan 09

New home and all is well… nearly

Sorry for the delay but selling up a business them moving a few hundred miles takes time.

However we re now located in the very lovely Scottish ~Borders in a lovely small village with no street names or numbers and no street lights so a dark sky environment!

Bees? Yes I have now got the amazing number of one hive. LOL I have never in all my beekeeping years only over wintered just the one. Even in my first year I took four in and out of wintering so this is something I am not used to and am not very happy about but there it is.

I deliberately sold up down south as some not so nice people on the Scottish forum mumped about bringing up “foreign” bees which made me laugh as there are thousands of colonies in Scotland from the same gene pool as mine were but I thought fresh start and no need to rock boats. So the one I have came from this area and no doubt will be four or more by the end of this season with some judicious manipulations and a few pounds spent.

Hoping no doubt like you for a good season and some good nectar flows.

 

PH

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