A new honey bee colony is formed when the queen bee leaves the colony with a large group of worker bees, a process called swarming.
The following article has been reproduced from The Permaculture Research Institute website.
With thanks to The Permaculture Research Institute
Martin O’Callaghan has been keeping bees for nearly 20 years and was up for sharing his experience with us on… Continue reading
This may be a permaculture video clip but it includes a section on the importance of Bees to the Food Forest garden which may be of interest to beekeepers.
Adding living areas
Last week Harry used his ‘o’ level woodwork skills to prepare further living accommodation for the colonies in the langstroth hives. Harry had ordered and received 3 basic langstroth kits and we perused how the parts could… Continue reading
On Wednesday 5th June, 2013, Melvin, Harry and Greg were called to a swarm near to the church in Fulbrook. We assessed the situation, and the swarm had settled in 3 locations, very near to each other. The… Continue reading
On Sunday, 19th, May, Harry’s daughter, Carla noticed a lot of bees coming and going from a large bush near to the apiary. Harry hot-footed it down to see that there was a large swarm of bees present… Continue reading
Harry and Melvin had a call regarding what we were told were two ‘swarms’ last week. When we arrived at the site of the bees in Kidlington, all was revealed. A very small colony had set up… Continue reading