21st May 2019: Starting out

From Simon's beekeeping blog.


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 Ben and one looked after by Dave and Dax. 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.