Beginning beekeeping: Waiting for my first bees – an emotional rollercoaster! Nearly four years ago I went on my first beginning beekeeping course held at Thorne’s near Stockbridge, Hampshire. The course inspired me to buy a hive but in hindsight I think I was still feeling too inexperienced to actually get some bees. I say… Read more »
A natural beekeeper begins to understand the wisdom behind traditional beekeeping protective clothing Collecting my first bees After waiting three years to get some bees I was at long last going to visit the bees that were to become mine. You might think three years was sufficient time to get prepared but after a series… Read more »
Good on ya Carol Klein’s hubbie! I was chuffed to bits to see that the Kleins are using the natural beekeeping method. They were employing the services of Phil Chandler, champion of the ‘top bar hive’ in Britain and the USA, a hive ideally suited to natural beekeeping methods and philosophy. Natural beekeeping – A… Read more »
Red Cedar is usually the first choice for beehives as, although it is a softwood, it has good preservative qualities and therefore lasts longer. It doesn’t need to be painted, in fact you can’t paint it even if you wanted to until it has weathered for at least a year.
DON’T TRY AND PULL OUT THE STING AS SQUEEZING THE STINGER WILL RESULT IN MORE VENOM BEING PUMPED INTO YOU