Starting out

From Simon's beekeeping blog. Comments are welcome via email.


We've decided on a site for the beehives after a walkabout two weeks ago. There will be two hives there, one looked after by me and my nephew Ⓑ and one looked after by Dave and Ⓓ. After obtaining permission, we need to fence off a small bit of the field and then install the hives there. This also means I've now finally put in an order for a kit to make a hive too.

At the bee association meeting, a list went up for anyone who wanted collected swarms. We are approaching the peak of the swarming season now, so Dave and I will need to get the fence up soon and make the hives so that we're ready to welcome our new colonies.