I was running a stall on Saturday at the WCS Cream Teas. The host of the event got talking to me about her bees. At the end of the event she took me to a paulownia tree and in a crevice in the base of the tree a stream of honeybees could be seen.Read More »
My raised beds have been a work-in-progress since July, mainly because of the delays created by the unseasonal amount of rain Wantage has received this summer. The blog-post ‘first layer of the raised beds‘ on the ‘Growing a Homestead’ blog prompted me to finish-off the job. This blog provided the idea of placing a base of cardboard down to suppress the weeds. A big thank-you to Kelly McMichael for her inspiration.
Following-on from my earlier post, I will now show the reader how to apply Apiguard which is a bee medicine. Apiguard comes in the form of a can that sits on top of the brood frames. Because of the height of the can, above 20mm an eke is required to raise the height between the brood box and the crown board.