What Do Honeybees Do In The Winter?

What Do Bees Do In The Winter? We are always being asked what do honey bees do in the winter and so despite the fact that spring should be just around the corner I have decided to put up this blog to answer the question. Bees in the UK have...

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What Should I Plant To Help Bees

Lack of flowers is one of the biggest problems facing honey bees and we are often asked what should I plant to help bees. Bees need flowers not just for the nectar to make honey but also for pollen so here are a few suggestions: One popular...

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Preparing For The New Season

Spring is not here yet but it is most important to get ready for the season ahead. Now is the time to get out spare equipment and make sure it is ready for use. Take those spare supers and brood boxes and give them a good going over with a blow...

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War On Winter Pests

Hopefully we are now in a position where our bees are very close to being ready for Winter and all is well inside the hive. Now is the time to turn our attention to external pests. The two that can cause major problems here in the North Cotswolds...

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Feeding Of Bees For Winter

The difference between someone who keeps bees and a beekeeper is that a beekeeper is a farmer who needs to manage stock through difficult times. This bring us nicely to the subject of feeding bees ready for Winter. Bees must have enough stores to...

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Open Mesh Floors In The Winter

For my fist blog I thought we would start with a controversial subject. Over the last few years open mesh floors have become very popular in the fight against varroa and very useful they have been. I use them during the summer to measure daily...

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