Hard Graft ? Nah, it was easy ! Sunday 26th Feb.

We beekeepers like to think about what our bees will need in terms of forage (food), and look for both nectar and pollen rich sources. Native fruit trees are great, as they provide an early source of food for bees when the colonies are building up in the spring. Many of these native varieties are…

Hive building !

We were lucky enough to receive funding from Gateshead Council, and have begun using this fund to get the bee club fully prepared for the upcoming season. With an eye to both quality and price we bough Maisemore flatpack hives, and also raided Thorne’s sales ! On Saturday 11th February we woke up to find…

Free Talk 7th March Newcastle Uni.

  Tuesday 7 March – 5.30 in the Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University (free, open to all         Technologies for Bee Health         Mike Brown, Head of the National Bee Unit, Animal and Plant Health Agency        The Bee Unit delivers the government’s Healthy Bees Plan – a major component of the Unit’s work is       …