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Official Scottish Government advice
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Official Scottish Government advice

Guidance From Scottish Bee Health Inspectorate  The Bee Health Teams of DEFRA, the Scottish and Welsh Governments have issued their advice and guidance for beekeeping in the UK given the current restrictions around COVID-19, which can be found by clicking here. This guidance has been published on Beebase and if you are not already registered on Beebase…

Evening Classes in the Scottish Borders
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Evening Classes in the Scottish Borders

As part of the Winter evening class program the Scottish Borders Council is offering a Beekeeping Class starting January 2018 for 8 weeks. Scottish Borders Council will be offering another set of Evening Classes in Beekeeping commencing in January. For more information contact the college.   Also, Borders Beekeeping Assoc is running a four Sundays Beginners…

Setting up a new colony
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Setting up a new colony

Up here in the Scottish borders it is in my view too late to be setting up a new colony especially if you are thinking of getting a queen started from scratch. Hard as it may be it is now better to wait until spring and eight buy a nucleus colony that some one else…

A heads up
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A heads up

Now the active season has truly begun there are a few items you should have to hand.   On average you need three supers per colony, one to clear the other two into and to hold the bees while you extract the honey. Spare frames and wax for same, not to mention nails and a…

Going to the Heather
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Going to the Heather

Over and over the old chestnut of the Glorious 12th as the starting date appears in print. If you want a heather crop it pays, literally to be on your moor by the third week in July. I attended one Aberdeen and District honey show where the “worthies” were moaning about the failure of the…

Frustration
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Frustration

In all the years I have had bees I cannot recall ever getting into April with out having achieved the first inspection, yet this is my situation and I am not happy at all about it. It is as ever a judgement call. Do I just barge on and do more harm than good or do I exercise patience…

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