Beekeeping Videos From Ogston Bee Farm All of our stock is on National frames some customers want Langstroths. so this is what I did to transfer them. My early 2021 queen rearing attempts following Richard Noel’s guidance. That man really knows his stuff 👍🐝 I knew this colony was making swarm preparations. I’d planned to artificially swarm them that afternoon but the bees had other ideas. I think it’s important to give the bees a good start to the season. Good nutrition and dead mites help us to keep our bees healthy and happy. Join me on this Post-mortem Inspection of a failed nucleus colony. as we find out what caused the demise of my bees? Setting Up our new Derbyshire Queen Rearing & Bee Improvement Group – The first three colonies arrived today. On the 3rd of February it really felt like spring was in the air. How wrong can you bee. stay on starvation alert until the end of march. Treating for Varroa Mites by Oxalic acid Sublimation using my ProVap 220 is quick and easy on a warm December day. All three colonies are progressing well and are looking healthy. Two of the colonies will receive a super next week, mainly to give space. the Crown/Feeder Boards have been on for a few weeks now. do they help to me inspect for stores without disturbing the bees. Demonstrating my homemade Insulated Crown/Feeder Boards. designed to keep the heat in and make Winter Feeding a cinch.