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NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER/ JANUARY

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BEES REQUIREMENT Sufficient stores, peace and quiet and protection from both the elements and rodents JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Check on the Fondant stores within the hive Check the Apiary…

FEBRUARY

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BEES REQUIREMENT Sufficient stores & Water JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Heft the Hives to check on stores Remove any mouse guards Add fondant if necessary Treat any timber hives, if…

MARCH

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BEES REQUIREMENT Stores Pollen Water and space for egg laying JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Feed Fondant – syrup only towards the end of the month Monitor Varroa and treat if…

APRIL

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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…

MAY

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BEES REQUIREMENT Space for laying Space for bees Space for nectar flow JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Swarm control Weekly inspections Put on excluders and more supers as needed Consider some…

JUNE

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BEES REQUIREMENT Space for laying Space for bees Space for nectar flow JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Inspect weekly for swarming Colony health and colony expansion Re-Queen if necessary Add supers…

JULY

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BEES REQUIREMENT Space for laying Space for bees Space for nectar flow JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Swarm control – weekly inspections Ventilation Extra supers where required FLORA Clover Heather Lime…

AUGUST

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BEES REQUIREMENT Feeding Disease and Varroa free Weatherproof hive Laying Queen JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Move to Heather sites if required Remove Honey crop Extract Honey Check/Treat for Varroa Check…

SEPTEMBER

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BEES REQUIREMENT Feeding Laying Queen Sufficient ventilation Disease and Varroa free Weatherproof hive JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Check/Treat for Varroa Disease check Extract honey Feed syrup Prepare honey for shows…

OCTOBER

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BEE REQUIREMENT Feeding Laying Queen Sufficient ventilation Disease and Varroa free Weatherproof hive JOBS FOR THE BEEKEEPER Heft hives and check stores Feeding and ventilation Fit mouse guards Tie down…

How to make life sweet for bees in your garden

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This weekend, we featured in our very first newspaper article which was written by the well known Irish Gardener and TV presenter - Mr. Peter Dowdall (For more on Peter…

Award Season Update

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Hi All, We have been really busy lately, as you will have seen from our social media posts. We took off the Honey and moved several hives up on to…