BEES REQUIREMENT

  • Queen right
  • Space for laying
  • Stores
  • Disease free

JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER

  • First inspection if the weather is warm
  • Check that the hive has a Queen who is laying sufficiently
  • Mark the Queen
  • Check the level of stores
  • Swarm prevention
  • Replace any old frames
  • Shallow frames for Drone production
  • Add Queen excluder and supers if the colony is expanding
  • Feed Nucs with contact feeders

FLORA

  • Dandelions
  • Blackthorn
  • Top fruit
  • Mahonia

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