Our beekeepers meet every Sunday afternoon in the capable hands of Paul, our senior beekeeper. You are welcome to come along. We provide bee suits and all equipment. No experience necessary, as you learn from other budding apiarists.
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You can see what we have been up to in the following blogs. Our thanks to Gaye for these.
A new year and new preparations for the bees and their hives. Today we were cleaning, sanding and repainting old bee hives to hopefully bring our hives from 2 to 6 working hives. We had a visit from our most experienced member of the team, George, who we playfully call The Bee Master as he … Continue reading “Happy New Year from The Bee Team”
Following our advertisement in the autumn for new bee keepers at Craigie Educational Environment Project (CEEP) at Craigie Farm, we are pleased to introduce to you, not the ‘A Team’ but the new ‘Bee Team’. Paul our most experienced bee keeper(second left) will mentor Blain, (left) and Gaye and Richard (right) to build our hives … Continue reading “Beekeeping at Craigie Farm”
Our latest picture from 15 May. The youngsters aged 3,5 & 7 show no fear. Note how far back the adults are!
West Craigie Apiary May 2016 Our apiary site is now looking good thanks to all the volunteers hard work; the first full inspection of all hive colonies has taken place. A new queen bee was found in Anna & Elsa marked and wings clipped, other hives have evidence of a queen laying. The strength of … Continue reading “West Craigie Apiary May 2016”
As you can see from attached photo the Apiary site is now taking shape, “double” brood boxes now placed on 5 hives which will lead to them being strong colonies for this Summer with a further 4 hives awaiting bees which will be bred from existing stock later in the year. Our Winter/ Spring task … Continue reading “Beekeeping Hive Talk”