Category Archives: Workers

Posts relating to worker bees

48hrs in a day, Please!

It seems so long since I wrote my last post but I literally have just had no time to write an update! Between working, beekeeping and other activities I feel like I need more hours in the day at the … Continue reading

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D-Day for the strong hives.

It was D-Day for the strongest of my hives on Saturday. D being for Demaree, the swarm prevention (or at least delay) method that I currently use. The strongest of my hives (five in total) in the field apiary that … 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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The importance of a good water source

Bees use water in many ways. They need it to dilute and make the food that they eat and feed to the lavae. They also use it to help cool the hive on hot days (through evaporation). Any beekeeper or … Continue reading

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