New mating station

Set out the first batch of Apideas today at the new mating station

It is at a remote location at an altitude of 1000 feet so hopefully not much chance of extraneous drones appearing. I have moved 10 colonies packed with drones and drone brood to the same site

About Jonathan Getty

Jonathan Getty is a member of the Belfast & District branch of the Ulster Beekeepers Association and is at least a fourth generation beekeeper in the Getty family. His main beekeeping interest is queen rearing based on our native bee Apis mellifera mellifera. He started up the Belfast Minnowburn queenrearing group several years ago and it now has about 70 active members. He also manages over 50 colonies of his own and has plans to expand. Jonathan holds a BSc Hons in Psychology from Queens University Belfast and gained a postgraduate teaching qualification at Stranmillis Training College. He is a fluent Spanish speaker.
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2 Responses to New mating station

  1. Simon forrester says:

    Nice bright colours on your apideas, what type of paint do you use

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