Queen rearing and mating always keeps the beekeeper busy so towards the end of the season we much too often found that a number of APIDEAS were lost because other important activities like Varroa treatment and winter feeding led to a complete neglect of these brave little colonies. The method shown above was applied in late August and a strong 6-frame nucleus could be build up in September / October feeding 8 lit. of syrup. The bees overwintered with a second 6-frame box on top!
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If you are an experienced beekeeper, why not make use of our monthly grafting day! May / June / July You can bring your queen-cups and receive or transfer yourself larvae from our best Buckfast breeder queens.