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Welcome to BKids!

Come and visit as often as you like!

Melissa

September: start to feed heavy sugar syrup
(1kg white sugar stirred into 630ml hot water).  When feeder is empty – refill until
your bees stop taking the syrup down.

 

Jobs for September

 

  • Make final inspection and remove queen excluder.
  • Keep entrance really small if wasps still about
  • If possible, leave one super of honey on the hive
  • Check weight of hive by hefting (get an adult to do this!!). Feed heavy sugar syrup if estimated weight of stores is less than 40 lbs.
  • Keep topping up stores throughout September, or until your bees stop taking it down
  • Unite any small, healthy colonies
  • Clean up all equipment and store
  • Prepare your best jars or combs of honey for honey shows
  • Visit your local garden centre and plant spring flowering bulbs and plants
  • Keep watching out for the Asian Hornet (and see if you can spot its nest!)

 

Krsna is writing up his Beekeeping Diary for B Kids in 2018.

  Click here to read his monthly entries.

Click here for ASIAN HORNET WATCH!

New Monitoring Trap instructions
update

 

under 7s

POEMS
&
SONGS

Click here for a New Book Review

“BUSY BEE & THE ENDANGERED MEADOW”

Click here for September’s
COMPETITION
open til 1st October 2018
Enter on-line!
1st prize £20 voucher
& 2nd prize £10 voucher!
competition
jokes

Fresh Jigsaw – “What a wonderful display”
CLICK THE JIGSAW PIECE.

 

 

 

 

ASIAN HORNET WATCH!

Click here for a method of making a Monitoring Trap

If you think you have seen one, either an Asian hornet or a nest, contact this email address: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk or visit the Biological Records Centre website

 

The Asian Hornet. Photo: Charles J Sharp

 

 

 

 

 

An asian hornet nest. Photo: Chris Luck


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