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Queen bee mating sign

saw this earlier this afternoon at 4.45. Temperature was 15c video

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Orders for 2017 delivery now closed

Orders for 2017 have now closed so any queens ordered now will be for June 2018 delivery, weather permitting. I post out queens in the order they have been paid for and I always check first to arrange a suitable … Continue reading

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bad weather

I am running about a week later than I planned with posting out queens due to recent poor weather. This week I am posting out orders which came in up to 15th July. If you ordered after that date, I’ll … Continue reading

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Guidelines for introduction of a queen

Queen introduction.

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Queens emerging

Had a nice batch of queens emerge overnight in the incubator.   I mark the virgin queens as soon as they emerge Video – IMG_0268        

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Posting dates for queens June update

Queens ordered now will most likely be ready some time in the first half of July depending upon the weather . I post out queens in the order they have been paid for and I always check first to arrange … Continue reading

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Posting dates for queens

Hi folks I will update posting times here on the website so no need to email re posting times. I did the first grafts on 2nd May and it usually takes 4-5 weeks after that date to have the first … Continue reading

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Another batch of Apideas to the mating station

TheĀ  drone producing colonies arrived last weekend.

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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 … Continue reading

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Grafting started

Got some nice cells started last week and transferred them to the incubator at the weekend.

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