Category Archive: Technical information

Feb 10

As Winter draws on

Do please keep hefting for the weight of stores as with the lengthening daylight brooding will be starting up soon and more reserves will be consumed. Now is also the time to be deciding what techniques you are planning on using for making increase and swarm control. Remember breeding (taking queen cells) from swarmy hives …

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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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Aug 06

Disaster: I broke a super.

I slipped whilst barrowing some supers and one landed badly and the 30 odd pounds of honey broke off a side. Scrap super? Nope. Simple glue and screw repair. 

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