WHEN I was elected as a Trustee of the BBKA some six years ago, membership was around 8000 and total revenue was around £150,000. How times have changed; we now have over 20,000 members and our income in 2009-2010 was over £600,000! Read the full article below The Changing Face of the BBKA
The procedures set out below are straightforward, not new, will be known to experienced beekeepers and will not require specialist equipment or involve critical timing. Read the full article below March Supplement raising nuclei
I FEEL honoured to be asked to write this year’s articles aimed at beginners and novices. I hope that as we progress you will find information which will be useful Whether you already have bees or are hoping to acquire your first colony soon, this series is written with you in mind. Read the full […]
When the hive feels light and the cluster of bees is at the top bars you can feed candy.
Article by Margaret Cowley first published in the January 2009 edition of Bee Craft.
From Bee Craft: December 2010 DELEGATES AND visitors to our MSWCC Conference arrived on Friday afternoon in a deluge of rain. It had made travelling from distant parts of the country rather difficult, but we soon settled in and, after tea, coffee and biscuits and a welcome and introduction given by Mr John Gale, Chairman […]
From Bee Craft December 2010 IT WAS in his retirement that James commenced writing his booklet, having returned to beekeeping in 1864 after an unspecified gap. Before that he had had 30 years’ experience of keeping bees. By 1868, when his booklet was published, James had about 100 stocks. Read the full article below Essays […]
From Bee Craft July 2012 WHAT COMES to mind when you think of Iceland, I mean the country not the frozen food shop? Maybe the Cod Wars or collapsing banks or an unpronounceable volcano, but probably not beekeeping. Read the full article below Beekeeping in the Land of Fire and Ice
From Bee Craft May 2013 As of February 2013, the UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has granted Marketing Authorisation for MAQS®, a new tool for use against varroa mites. Read the full article below A NEW AUTHORISED VARROA TREATMENT
From Bee Craft December 2010 LAST TIME we looked at European Foul Brood (or more easily EFB) I mentioned that it was a complex disease that can hang around in colonies while not always being obvious. In this article we will take a look at the life of the bacteria that cause EFB because this […]
From Bee Craft December 2010 Wally Shaw, BSc Help your bees with a Christmas present of oxalic acid. It may not he just what they wanted but it’s what they need ALTHOUGH THE coldest weather usually comes after Christmas, in December colony activity is winding down to a minimum at the end of the month. […]