2018 Bee Diary from Krsna
Hi, my name is Krsna Smith, I am seven and live in Wales.
I have been beekeeping for about two years and also helping my dad before then.
I was born profoundly deaf (which means I hear very little) but thanks to my dad he has shown me the world of beekeeping and I LOVE IT .
My favourite bit of beekeeping is finding the queen. My dad has made up a nuc for me and I have named the queen Bella . I will keep you up-to-date this year about my own hive.
See my diary in the B Kids page.
Hi, Krsna here. Well, what a month!
We have had snow, winds and rain….
I was so looking forward to going to ‘Bee-Tradex. with my dad but we had to cancel due to the weather, here in Wales the snow was bad. When the weather was good enough we checked the hives and we have lost one so far (a swarm from late last year) but the rest all seem ok.
Anyhow I went to the Welsh Bee Convention with my dad and I got a brand new bee suit and met the lovely Bee Craft team, I was also given some nice gifts off some of the traders, it was a great day (spent all my pocket money on different bits and pieces).
I hope next month the sun will put his hat on and the beekeeping can start.
Here are a couple of pics of what i have been doing with my dad:
I have been making frames up ready for the season ahead ,I like making frames up as it lets me get to use my dads tools. We have made extra because we are going to be doing Bailey Comb changes on a couple of hives my dad was given late in the season. The wax in the frames is in a bad state so we will be changing them. I will keep you updated about that later in the year.
I have also been feeding fondant with pollen to those to hives as they felt a bit light in weight, because we got the hives late in the year that did not have a great deal of stores. We fed syrup but the weather got cold and they stopped taking the syrup. The bees are still alive so I hope the fondant will see them through to the warmer weather ….
bye bye for now and will be back next month ….. Krsna