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…
Nucleus colony in winter

Amazing Nucleus Colonies

Nucleus Colony in Winter (Murray McGregor) As many say in the beekeeping world, ask ten people about something, and you'll get eleven different answers. I don't think that's entirely true, but beekeeping is undoubtedly a 'broad church.' A common way…
Photo of Management Guru Peter F Drucker

If Peter Drucker kept Bees

Management Guru Peter F Drucker Peter Drucker The legendary management consultant, Peter Drucker, may well have kept bees; I don't know. He certainly made a vast contribution to twentieth-century management theory, and I'm sure his influence will stretch far into…
Murray McGregor shows a winter cluster

Winter Survival

Murray McGregor shows a winter cluster How this Walrus does it I harvested my last honey in August and treated for mites as soon as the honey supers were off. This works for me. Many beekeepers leave the harvest until…
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…