Forthcoming Bee Event, Free.

Help Save The Honey Bee in Wilmslow! Wilmslow Residents, The Honey Bee Needs YOU! BeeEducated is holding a FREE training session on how you can do your bit to help honey bees and other polinators in our area! Book your Free ticket now!   Do you know the difference between a honey bee, bumble bee …

Wintering our Honeybees

Towards the end of the year, beekeepers prepare their honeybee colonies for winter. An abridged version of ‘Winter Bees’ from the Pinner and Ruislip Beekeepers Association. In order to live to the spring a colony must be a good size, be disease and mite free. A build up of mites or disease could mean a …

Wasps and Hornets. Reading from the newspapers:

Gloucestershire live http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk ‘Several’ Asian hornets caught by beekeepers since shock arrival in Tetbury Read more at www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk Experts have now caught “several” Asian hornets attacking bee hives since the first confirmed British sighting, it has emerged. The massive insect was discovered in the Tetbury area earlier this month and was the first of the …

How much honey do your bees need for winter?

I searched the internet to find an answer for the question, “How to work out if bees have enough stored honey for winter”. It seems right off the bat; Bee keepers from different parts of the world have different ideas.  A quote from North Wales reads,” Check the weight of the hive by hefting, lifting …

Lets build a hive stand in several easy steps.

Project: So many people have asked me how I make my hive stands I decided to share it with you. It may be a bit technical in places but doesn’t worry; I always like to make things easy to understand as we go along. The hive stand will look good when supporting your standard boxy …

The war, in Wilmslow.

In January, the great river of fast moving air known as the ‘Jet Steam’ elected due to circumstance, to push into the north Atlantic Ocean. Not normally an issue, but a contributor to some lousy weather in the British Isles some months later. This year, for some reason, instead of moving on and away, it …