Category Archives: Winter

Early Spring Feeding

Last week my bees were enjoying the unusually warm weather and I saw them foraging on snowdrops in the garden. Checking on the consumption of fondant on the colonies I found two which had eaten most of the fondant put … Continue reading

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Storage of spare equipment

Spare beekeeping equipment is valuable and needs careful storage to ensure that it is kept in good condition ready for use. Honey comb, especially brood frames, represent a valuable source of food to wax moths. Empty boxes also provide an … Continue reading

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Oxalic Acid treatment

I’ve just treated all my colonies with oxalic acid this afternoon. That should hopefully see off most of the varroa in the colonies and help them get off to a good start this year. All the colonies were alive and … Continue reading

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Winter feeding

With the recent spell of very cold weather, colonies will have been using up their honey stores more rapidly than normal. As the outside¬†temperature drops, the winter cluster becomes tighter and tighter in an attempt to conserve heat. If the … Continue reading

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