Bee Keeping: A Novice's Guide by David Wootton

By David Wootton

This can be a color picture lead booklet for the amateur Bee Keeper. It takes the newbie via their first years of holding bees. Explaining the hive, the way it works, and developing a countrywide hive and frames. Chapters additionally hide the apparatus you will want and the place most sensible to put your hive. It additionally covers the existence cycle of the honey bee, find out how to get your first bees, doing inspections, gathering swarms via to wintering your bees. ultimately protecting the way to extract honey and promoting it. The publication additionally has a word list of bee preserving phrases worthy record of site hyperlinks and a color Pollen Guide.

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Many would be only too pleased to have bees on their land. So if you are 46 struggling for a location on your own property, ask around, you will probably find someone to help you locate your hives. Your local association may also have a list of property owners who have offered their land for hives to be placed on. An ideal location is anyone with an orchard; apple, cherry, plum and pear are all great sources of pollen for your bees when they are in blossom and fruit growers need pollination to get a good harvest.

Perhaps your own garden or property is not an ideal location to keep bees. Farmers, horticulturists or allotment gardeners rely on bees to pollinate their crops. Many would be only too pleased to have bees on their land. So if you are 46 struggling for a location on your own property, ask around, you will probably find someone to help you locate your hives. Your local association may also have a list of property owners who have offered their land for hives to be placed on. An ideal location is anyone with an orchard; apple, cherry, plum and pear are all great sources of pollen for your bees when they are in blossom and fruit growers need pollination to get a good harvest.

You will see bees on the frame top bars, so to keep them occupied you can give a few puffs of smoke across the tops of the frames. Do not try blowing the smoke down into the hive as it only needs a few puffs over the top. Stand to the side of your hive with the frames going away from you and using your hive tool gently remove the dummy board. This should be the closest frame to you. Again check for the queen and stand this in the roof, in a position which matches the layout of your hive. Now you are going to remove the first frame, lever it out Opposite top: Lifting off the crown board.

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