Some of Murray McGregors Poly Hives

Are Poly Hives Any Good?

Some of Murray McGregors Poly Hives At this time of the year, many beekeepers are preparing trips to Stoneleigh and/or Harper Adams to attend beekeeping supplier trade shows. New or future beekeepers may find that the vast array of available…
Langstroth bee hives

Choosing A Hive Type

Houses for bees Every year, about now in my part of the world, a new intake of future beekeepers starts evening classes run by their local beekeeping association. These courses are generally excellent from what I've seen. Beginner classes are…
Spring blossom and dandelions in flower

Spring has Sprung

Image by Brent Connelly from Pixabay Spring is my favourite season, and spring has sprung at last. Critters are waking up and making baby critters; it's getting warmer, and if bees can be happy, mine are. They are flying like…
Polystyrene Nucs (Denrosa Apiaries)

Nucleus Power!

Polystyrene Nucs (Denrosa Apiaries) A nucleus hive, customarily called a "nuc" is just a little hive. I have heard it pronounced "nuke" and "nook" and I imagine non-beekeepers wonder what weapons of mass destruction have to do with bees. Many…
Air Conditioning units on a roof

Hive Ventilation

Air Conditioning There are many things in beekeeping which cause furious debate. One part of this, which this demonstrated below, is that different beekeepers deal with different environmental conditions. Here are some extracts from Interviews with Beekeepers on the subject…