Posts Tagged “Spring Boom!”

Spring! and some simple division

By | June 9, 2014

This weekend has been about swarm management, where I split the colony into a main hive, and a nucleus. Spring has brought some lovely weather – in fact I think is now officially summer (hurrah), and with this warm weather the bees want to grow new queens. Its a good sign of colony strength, so its a welcomed […]

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Sprung. Finally.

By | March 8, 2014

Spring has long been one of my 4 favourite seasons. Now as a beekeeper, Ive got 10,000 new reasons to look forward to the season. March usually gets warm enough to be able to open the hive, and see how the bees survived winter. There needs to be enough winter bees to cluster together and […]

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BOOM! and Spring arrived

By | April 20, 2013

Today was quite a proud day for me, as a beginning beekeeper. I need to create more room in the hive for expansion – my first super! Through all of last year, I only managed the colony in a brood box holding the queen, new eggs and developing brood. But with this fantastic warm (if […]

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