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Preparing For The New Season

February 3, 2013 Cotswold Bees Bee HealthBeekeeping GeneralBeekeeping Jobs

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 torch. Check that you […]

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Adding New Supers

June 4, 2012 Cotswold Bees Beekeeping GeneralBeekeeping Jobs

When and how to add supers is one of those subjects over which beekeepers will argue for hours. Here are my thoughts and the techniques that have done well by me over the years. First: try not to add supers too early. Make sure that the brood box is nearly full before adding the first […]

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Jobs For The Winter (Part 1 Recycling Frames)

November 28, 2011 Cotswold Bees Bee HealthBeekeeping GeneralBeekeeping Jobs

Now is the time to be considering those winter jobs in order to hit the ground running in the spring next year. A great starting point is to look at all the used frames you will have about the place and decide what is worth saving. I always throw away frames that have already been used […]

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