You know that summer is coming when…

…The flowers are blooming, and the pollinators are hard at work. In addition, starting around mid-May honeybees may be swarming. This is quite natural. Some view a bee colony as akin to a collective organism. This ‘organism’ collects nectar and pollen to feed on, to rear its young bees, and to store away for the

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Bees foraging coverage

Bees foraging coverage.

The honeybee in your hive can cover a huge area during foraging. A study from 1997 showed that the mean foraging distance was 1 km from the hive, but your bees will fly up to 4-5 km (2-3 miles) while foraging. This is a simple tool to measure the foraging area of your hive and

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Frame Assembly

Frame Assembly as per Thorne Catalogue Frame Assembly PDF Hive Inspection Sheet PDF

Do You Have A Swarm

Beekeepers are often asked about bee like, flying creatures, especially in the spring and summer period, when these generate a lot of activity. The most common flying insects are honeybees, bumblebees and wasps. There are other kinds that are confused with these. We will try to help you tell them apart and what to do

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