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Bee Keeping Glossary

Glossary GLOSSARY OF BEEKEEPING TERMS We hope you find this glossary useful. If there are terms you would like to see included, or you spot any inaccuracies, please contact Bee Craft via subscriptions@bee-craft... View page

Bait Hives

Free Bees? By Margaret Cowley, MSc What is a bait hive? A bait hive is an empty hive which is deliberately set up to attract a swarm. You are providing a home for a swarm which would otherwise have to take its chances in a hollow tree, or chimney, or similar... View article

Swarm Control

By Adrian Waring, NDB Swarm control is what you do to a colony of honey bees that has actually started swarming preparations – if you want to stop the swarm issuing... View article

For Beginners - March

For beginners: March   If you acquired your bees as a nucleus last year, as most beginners do, this will be your first full season and you have exciting and challenging times ahead... View article

Genetic Diversity of Honey Bees

Genetic diversity of UK honey bees   The original population of honey bees found in the UK was the subspecies Apis mellifera mellifera (A.m... View article

Brood and a Half

Brood-and-a-half   I have kept bees for nearly 60 years and for much of that time I have used single British Standard brood chambers. Many say these are too small – they may be right, for their circumstances... View article

For Beginners: May 2018

See the rest of the series Margaret Murdin, NDB, BBKA president Now that May has arrived, our colonies should be expanding rapidly and there will be more adult worker bees than brood... View article

For Beginners: January 2020

Written by Clare Densley, Beekeeper, Buckfast Abbey, Devon I have been keeping bees since 1992 and now look after the bees at Buckfast Abbey with my friend and colleague Martin Hann... View article


We couldn’t wait to tell you of a terrific new book we have just sent off to the printer!   Bee Space to Bee Hive is a collaboration between two very experienced and qualified beekeepers - one from the UK (Master Beekeeper, Andrew Gibb - winner of many awards at the National Honey Show) and the late Ann Harman from the USA, one of the first certified Master Beekeepers of the US Eastern Apicultural Society... View article

Your Bee Craft Timely Reminder - 10th June 2020

It’s arrived! Our lovely new book Bee Space to Bee Hive is on our shelves! The time and dedication by many beekeepers over so many years have brought us to where we are - something we take for granted... View article

Your Bee Craft Timely Reminder - 17th June 2020

If you have queens recently or currently emerging, wet weather could be an issue in preventing their adequate mating.  Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do about this other than wait to check for eggs at the appropriate time - not too early as you don’t want to disturb the queen from settling into laying - but in good time to make sure there is sufficient space for her to lay... View article

For Beginners: June 2018

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For Beginners: July 2018

Margaret Murdin, NDB, BBKA President Theoretically, swarming should be almost over by now. I say theoretically because my bait hives are still busy... View article

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