Polypete

Author's details

Date registered: January 3, 2017

Biography

Hi, I have kept bees since 1987 and for most of that time I have used Poly Hives. If you want to know why then by exploring the site I suspect you will find the answers to that one! I am now retired and have recently (late 2016) moved into the Scottish Borders from the East Mids though I was born and brought up in the Aberdeen area.

Latest posts

  1. Setting up a new colony — August 12, 2017
  2. A heads up — April 28, 2017
  3. Early spring Management — March 6, 2017
  4. SBA March Magazine — March 6, 2017
  5. Borders Beekeeping Assoc — March 2, 2017

Author's posts listings

Aug 12

Setting up a new colony

Up here in the Scottish borders it is in my view too late to be setting up a new colony especially if you are thinking of getting a queen started from scratch. Hard as it may be it is now better to wait until spring and eight buy a nucleus colony that some one else …

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Apr 28

A heads up

Now the active season has truly begun there are a few items you should have to hand.   On average you need three supers per colony, one to clear the other two into and to hold the bees while you extract the honey. Spare frames and wax for same, not to mention nails and a …

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Mar 06

Early spring Management

Hello to you and the idea behind this short series of articles is how to build up colonies to a good strength and how to take advantage of the same. Whether you are interested in the challenge of the moors, or have wondered if you can rear a queen I hope to stimulate your thoughts …

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