Category Archives: Hive types

Notes from Cornwall ‘Bit of a do’ Beekeeping conference 2018 – Chris Park, Skep beekeeping (3.)

The final talk I’m going to write up from the joint Cornwall Beekeepers Association and West Cornwall Beekeepers Association ‘Bit of a do‘ day is Chris Park’s talk on skep beekeeping. Chris keeps bees on organic farmland around the Oxfordshire / … Continue reading

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Will the honey flow for you?

Everyone who uses the internet has probably heard about the ‘Flow’ hive by now –, “It’s Literally Honey on Tap Directly From Your Beehive!”. As I’ve never made a poll before, I thought this post would be a good chance to … Continue reading

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1st Honeybee Management revision post: hive types and frame sizes used in the UK

This is a 1st revision post for the British Beekeeping Association’s Module 1 exam, Honey bee Management, which I plan to take in March. Over the next few months I’m going to aim to do a post on each item … Continue reading

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21/09/10 – not much going on here

Yesterday was a easy beekeeping day. We all checked our varroa boards following our Apiguard treatment last week. The Apiguard kills off a large percentage (but not all) of your hive’s varroa mites, causing them to fall through the wire … Continue reading

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