Bee Base Leaflets, Manuals & Fact Sheets
To download various Leaflets, Manuals & Fact Sheets click on: BeeBase
and then click on the various links highlighted in blue.
Bailey Comb Change
If your brood frames are in need of replacement, say more than 2 years old, then they are best replaced using the Bailey Comb Change method. This is best done in the spring when there is a good nectar flow, say March onwards. Click here
for details of the procedure.
If you have Oil Seed Rape nearby you will need to take off your honey crop as soon as it stops flowering and to make your honey more saleable you might like to try creaming your honey. Click on this pdf document for details:
Autumn & Winter Feeding
A colony will need 16/18 kg of stores to keep them going through the winter. If you take the honey off late August a strong colony should collect this over the next couple of months. If they do not then read the pdf document below on autumn & winter feeds.
Thymol Treatment Recipe
If you have several hives, using Apiguard can be quite expensive. Have a look at this Thymol Treatment Recipe which if you buy a 500g Tub from Thornes can cost about 1/5 of the cost to treat the same number of colonies.
New Beekeepers Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
Click on this pdf document for answers to Beekeeping FAQs.
Products of the Hive
Click on the pdf document below:
Types of Beehive
Download this pdf document for the pros & cons of the wide variety of beehives available.