Category Archives: Beekeeping
3 Beekeepers Curiosities

  A mate of mine had attempted to have a big clear out of his house, loft, allotment and garage,…

Easy Mead Making

When I decided to have a go at making mead for the first time the amount of information I discovered…

DIY Steam Beeswax Purifier

  I appreciate that this may look like a 1950’s satellite, or a space rocket from the Clangers, but it is…

Beekeepers Spinner Tilting Boards

  I used to get the last few pounds of honey out of my spinner by propping up the back…

What is it?

  Or what are they?   Do any beekeepers know? I picked two of them up for next to nothing…

Collecting swarms using a home-made swarm/bee vac.

  The first time I heard about a swarm vac I thought the idea ridiculous, lazy, and possibly harmful to…

Pitched roofs and hive weights

I reckon every beekeeper worries about bad weather (amongst a thousand other things), especially in winter. High winds are a…

Setting Up and Using a Bait Hive

Using Bait Hives To Capture A Swarm of Bees There’s no down side to setting up a bait hive! But…

Making and Using Foundation Free Frames

  My experiments in making and using foundation free frames in ‘national’ hives. There are supporting videos associated with this…

Badger and Deer Proof Bee Hive or ‘Long Box’

Some friends who live near me asked if I’d like to put some bees in their woods. “Yes” I said…

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