Maternal pride


I don’t mean to minimise those human emotions we Mums experience when our real children succeed at something or have passed a milestone or come through an illness, but the first time a beekeeper sees their colonies flying after winter there is a huge surge of emotion and relief.  There is such a shortage of nucs (starter colony) these days that beekeepers wanting additional colonies really need to order in autumn for delivery the following spring – and they need to budget for about £200.  If you need a nuc at short notice you could be disappointed – and as it is likely to develop more slowly than an over wintered full colony reducing the honey yield.

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About apiarylandlord

Definitely past it - whatever it was - I may have blinked and missed it. New to beekeeping and totally entranced by the experience. That is probably all you need to know until I work out how secure this blog is. Great fan of recycling - see ilovefreegle.org to find your local group. Save things from landfill. Pass on your surplus, locally, for free or ask for things you need in case you can have someone's cast off again for free.
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