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Beekeeping Facts & Info

Beekeeping Facts & Info

Here you can find all sorts of useful information from the latest guidance on Bee health, to help and advice regarding beekeeping practices and much more.

Having enjoyed Beekeeping ourselves for the last few years we are pleased to now be able to offer a range of beekeeping equipment. training and advice to help and encourage others to do the same.

We strongly recommend beekeepers belong to their local Beekeeping Association for the advice and support they can offer.  For more information please use the visit the Sussex Beekeepers association or our local Hastings and Rother division.

Lots of great info can be found at the BBKA main website.

British Bee Keepers Association

We send a monthly newsletter covering our beekeeping experiences, advice on what to do each month and latest research 

For your free copy just register here:

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The Asian Hornet

Asian Hornets have become a menace to honeybees in Western Europe in the last ten years and they have now appeared in England and Scotland in the last two years, presenting a major threat to honeybees and beekeeping, as well a major threat to biodiversity since they eat many other insects including pollinators...

Honey Jar Labelling

Guide to Honey Labelling - Download PDF

This guidance has been provided by John at Bespoke labels, where you can order your own custom labels to be printed in small or large quantities.  
Visit the author's website at bespokelabels.net or email:  john@bespokelabels.net

Reading the insert

Reading the insert

In January/February we may be curious as to the size of the cluster and even if it is still alive.  In the spring and summer with a bit of experience you can tell which flowers they are visiting from the colour of the pollen loads dropped through the mesh floor.

Bees, Neighbours and Siting Hives

Bees, Neighbours and Siting Hives - Download PDF

Information on Consideration for others, What are the problems likely to be? Is my garden suitable? Forage and bee density, Access, Space.

Choosing An Apiary Site

Choosing An Apiary Site - Download PDF

Information on finding the site, consideration for the public, forage, environment, access, space.

Hive Record Card

Hive Record Card - Download PDF

The record book is used to give an overview of the beekeeper's beekeeping activities and to help plan the work in the season.

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