We all enjoyed the great food and friendship at the Dean Forest BBQ on Saturday, the weather was kind and we had lovely sunshine throughout.
Thanks go to Ladi and Sue for their generosity in hosting us and preparing the feast along with Rosemary & Bob.
Our Thursday evening apiary sessions begin again on Thursday 5th April. Hopefully the weather will be kind and we'll be able to open the hives to check how they have fared over winter. We know we've lost five hives due to suspected isolation starvation during the recent cold spells but hopefully the rest will be doing well.
Now is a good time to think about what you want to achieve with your beekeeping this year. What do you want to gain
Heathland Beekeeping 8: Wax Pressing in a Traditional Apiary
Heathland Beekeeping 7: Harvest of Heather Honey
Heathland Beekeeping 6: Autumn Work in a Heather Skep Apiary
Heathland Beekeeping 5: Summer work during the heather flow
Heathland Beekeeping 4: Work during the cast forming period
Heathland Beekeeping 3: Work during the Prime Swarming Period
Heathland Beekeeping 2: Preparations for the Swarming Period
Heathland Beekeeping 1: Spring Work in a Heather Skep Apiary