Category Archives: Drones

Posts relating to drones (male bees)

A long weekend with my bees and the extractor

“There’s gold in them thar Hills Hives !” As the field of OSR that my hives are next to has  gone over (finished flowering) and turned from bright yellow to a shade of green  it was time to check and extract the honey … Continue reading

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A very busy Bank Holiday Monday – Updated

With the great weather over the weekend I was able to get round to full inspections on my hives and catch up with the tasks I wanted to perform including cleaning the rest of the floors on the hives and … Continue reading

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Brace yourself for the move

Brace comb is the honey comb that bees often build in places that you do not want any honeycomb built! I find that the most common places that bees will build brace comb are either along the bottom edge of … Continue reading

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Two weeks away and a return to chaos!

Being away two weeks working I had hoped to return to my apiary and all would be relatively well! Not so! Where to start, my original colony (#1) had a drone layer so immediately I had to take care of … Continue reading

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