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September Notes

Posted on 18 September, 2016 at 15:25 Comments comments (6903)

Austen’s September Notes

To some beekeepers we are now at the start of the’ bee year’ with today’s hatching brood being the bees which will hopefully take the colony into next spring. Therefore it is important to have colonies which currently have young and vigorous queens and have several frames of brood. Old bees will die off before Christmas and it’s the current batch of young ones which will determine w...

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July Hints and Tips

Posted on 20 July, 2016 at 4:55 Comments comments (85)



I’m sorry we are now well into July and I have not produced these earlier. The observant amongst you will realise that despite the long evenings that we are now heading back to winter and have had our annual ration of 2 weeks of warmer sunny weather. Doom and Gloom? Maybe we should be looking forward to the second half of summer being blessed by large crops ...

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June Hints and Tips - look out for swarming signs!

Posted on 8 June, 2016 at 4:30 Comments comments (137)


Austen’s June Notes

 

The end of May and first few day’s in June have certainly seen a change in the conditions from relatively cool weather to a bit of a heatwave (at least by Scottish standards). Nectar has been pouring in to hives from the Sycamore and Chestnut trees and next in line is the Hawthorn if it decides to be ‘co-operative’ this year. Notably the first clover flowers are ...

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