The winter weather seems to have arrived quickly and with a vengeance in some parts of the country where there were snow falls over the weekend.  Was anybody’s apiary this thickly covered?

When snow arrives with you, ensure the entrances of your hives are clear. 

If you have any smaller colonies that you were not able to join with another before the winter, you could consider putting a varroa tray under your open mesh floor to help maintain warmth.  If you have polyhive/s, then this will help maintain the temperature inside, but if wooden you may want to consider whether to use some form of insulation around your colony to prevent loss of heat.  This all depends, of course, on where you are in the world!

Due to the popularity of the title at the National Honey Show our stock of "Mead and Honey Wines" book (hardback or softback) by Michael Badger MBE is reducing rapidly. If you want this title to receive or give as a gift, please click on the link to go to the correct page in our online shop.  But don’t leave it too long!

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