Buckfast Breeder Queen with numbered disc

Making Queens!

Buckfast Breeder Queen In my area, we are entering the busiest time of the beekeeping season. Colonies are expanding rapidly, and some have swarmed or are about to. Spring/early summer is often like that; a massive amount of nectar and…
Demaree Method - diagram by Wally Shaw

Demaree

Demaree Method Many very experienced beekeepers in the UK advocate using the Demaree Method of swarm prevention for people with a small number of hives. George Demaree (1832–1915) from Kentucky first published his approach in an article in the American…