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Photos from Bee Safari on 1st June

June 4, 2013

Below are some images from our Bee Safari held on 1st June. In all we visited 4 different apiaries with our Seasonal Bee Inspector, Julian Parker, who examined 18 colonies and talked through what he was looking for in terms of disease.

The weather was perfect, the variety of apiaries was excellent and we all learnt something new.

Good day’s Beekeeping!

Feeding on Fondant

March 7, 2012

We feed all our colonies at this time of year with fondant. The fondant is wrapped in cling film with an exposed surface placed over hole in the crown board. This keeps the fondant fresh and prevents it drying out whilst enabling easy inspection to check that the status. The attached picture taken yesterday clearly shows this.