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…
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…
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…
three witches from Macbeth

The Three Curses

When Shall we Three meet Again? There is always something new to learn about bees. The same probably applies to almost anything. Material for my blog posts should be endless and easy to come by. Ubiquitous, you might say. I…
The Fool

Mistakes!

The Fool In beekeeping, as in life, everybody makes mistakes. Even bees occasionally make them. The hard part is owning up to them. Douglas Adams said, "a common mistake that people make when trying to design something foolproof is to…