Following the weather forecast this morning we will be going to the apiaries this afternoon to make sure everything is still secure. We spent yesterday making lists of equipment we need for the new queen rearing season and got it all priced ready to go.
We picked up some pre-orders for our new season nucs over Christmas and also some advanced orders for our queens. The next few weeks will involve more research into organising an efficient breeding cycle that does not stress the bees. We don’t treat our bees as a resource and so any methods we employ will work with the bees and provide better genes but not at any price.