- Philip Closier
Ok... it is not April the first.... but it is snowing...I also apologise to those who saw my post of Facebook about Arctic honey... at the beginning of April.....
So what have I been up to? A few days ago when it was warm I pushed the remaining colonies that are in wooden boxes into the new poly boxes.
Generally the colonies are doing well, and a few are quite advanced and already on two brood boxes.
I have been recovering wax from old brood frames...
Wax is a valuable hive product...
Dirty / old foundation is a reservoir for brood disease
So today I got on with putting fresh wax in cleaned or new frames.
I did provide a video last season... here it is again.
However a couple of extra words of wisdom...
I use a hammer and also a pin driver... the latter for the wedge bar.
also I consider that wax has a front and a back.
This is the front....the difference is the front has the wire on it... I like to fold the wire hooks from the front towards the back so that the wire doesn’t pull away.
so I have done about 10 boxes this pm.... enough
While doing this I listened to an interesting program on BBC radio about bees and beekeeping.
You might enjoy it.
Ah! I look out of the window and it has stopped snowing.... for the moment... still windy though!
Time for a glass of sherry !