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Welcome to BKids!

Come and visit as often as you like!

 

Message from Melissa Bee

Melissa Bee is leaving B Kids!  She is a VERY long lived queen – 16 years a queen bee
but now she is being superseded.  She will miss you all!
Keep on reading B Kids and ENJOY YOUR BEEKEEPING! 

 

Most important October jobs –

  1. Get an adult to heft the hive – it should be REALLY heavy!
  2. Weigh down roof with one or two bricks, strap poly hives.
  3. Raise rear of hive to make sure it slopes gently forwards (so that rain will run off).
  4. Reduce size of hive entrance and fit mouseguard (keep clearing dead bees from inside the mouseguard).
  5. Watch out for woodpecker damage (encase hive in chicken wire if woodpeckers are about).
  6. Keep a stock of fondant. It shouldn’t be necessary right now but later you will need it!
  7. Enter your best honey in a honey show competition!

 

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 October’s
COMPETITION
open til 1st November 2018
Enter on-line!
5 prizes available.
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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