Webinar tonight!!

The Scottish Beekeepers’ Association has asked the WBKA to circulate the message below to all our members.  The event is open to all and free to attend. Our (SBA) beekeeping webinars continue, & we are delighted to welcome Randy Oliver next Weds, 5th May at 7.30pm. Randy is a Biologist specialising in Entomology & runs Scientific Beekeeping onlinehttp://scientificbeekeeping.com
Randy will be discussing his many years of Beekeeping Research with us. To register please visithttps://register.gotowebinar.com/register/119419471143642127

Swarming!!

With the warmer weather, ample forage and growing colonies, the threat of swarming looms ever larger!

Please ensure that you are inspecting your colonies regularly for swarming activity (e.g. every 5 days for unclipped queens) and do not imagine that by merely cutting out any queen cells you will solve the problem.  You need to take the correct remedial action to avoid losing your queen and half of your bees!!

We therefore recommend that you read the PBKA’s leaflets:

Simplified Artificial Swarm Guide

and

Artificial Swarm without finding the Queen