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05 December 2022Petition to require honey labels to reflect ALL countries of origin.

Currently honey from China and Vietnam can be marketed under the label of "produce on non-EU countries". Please sign this petition which require a great many more signatures before the Government will take action. 

02 December 2022Important! Check food supplies.

We have received reports that some colonies are consuming their stocks of food faster than anticipated.

27 November 2022Latest from Ann Chilcott - Beelistener well worth a read.

Her blog centres on, amongst other things "Starting with bees: an introduction to beekeeping."

26 October 2022Useful Advice page updated with link to processing heather honey. EXTRA PHOTO ADDED.

This link will take you to a Gallery of photos demonstrating one method of processing heather honey.

16 October 2022New item donated to the Association bee shed at Brahan.

This single frame observation hive has been donated to the Association by Arthur Hill and is now available from the Brahan bee shed.

13 October 2022Chain Bridge Honey Farm - Willie Robson.

We thought you might be interested in a little background to Willie Robson and Chain Bridge Honey Farm so a new menu item has been created "Chain Bridge Honey Farm".

07 October 2022LOTS MORE PHOTOS Honey Show photographs.

Photographs from Noelle, Elsbeth and Angie are available here. More would be useful to give an extra flavour to the evening.

06 October 2022Honey Show - message from webmaster

By all accounts it sounds as though Pam and I missed a very good Honey Show - possibly the first in our long association with the Association. I would welcome seeing all your photographs so that I can continue to build galleries of the Honey shows.

22 September 2022New document to accompany the meeting on Wednesday 21st September

A document  , "2022 Advice for Wednesday 21st September meeting", listing all the links and documents asociated with the meeting is now available in the [Library].

Unfortunately due to pressure of time we had to abandon the talk on "Creaming honey". However, this would have followed very closely the advice contained within the "Dyce method of creaming."

 

An extra piece of advice for those having difficulty finding the LOGIN tab in the top left-hand corner of the home page, when using a phone,  is to turn the phone on its side.  

 

14 September 2022For sale: box of 8 oz honey jars.

Details can be found on the [MEMBERS ONLY]>> page.

12 September 2022New link added to Links page.

12 September 2022Artistic bees

Stuart Tickner has shared with us this photograph of brace comb.

The story is; 

 The combs in the pictures were adhered to the crown board and the lid.

As you see I broke the seal to the crown board and lifted lid and combs together, hence the slight damage to the combs at the centre. I was able to "Fish slice" the combs from the lid in sections. All twelve frames of this hive were covered in eggs, larvae and sealed brood, with very little room for food. Hence the "attic" store. 

This colony was moved from a Langstroth hive to its present National hive using Arthur's "Spacing block" technique about 6 weeks ago.  At the time of transfer there were 5 National frames of brood and food, plus all the bees. They were moved into the new hive together with 7 empty frames.

I have now added a super over a queen excluder and am looking forward to some late heather honey!

11 September 2022Photographs from Fairfield Apiary meeting, 10th September.

Photogrpahs available here on the Gallery page. 

10 September 2022Preparing for a honey show.

Originally this material was only available for members once they had logged on as a member.  However it is becoming apparent that not everyone automatically logs on as a member and therefore the tab in the menu "Preparing for a honey show" was not in evidence. My apologies for making an incorrect assumption - I'll try and do better next time!

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