Author: Torbay Beekeepers

Spring Colony Split

The object is to create increase and control swarming. Select a strong, good quality colony (a marked queen will make the job easier). Feed early to stimulate growth (further feed will be needed). An...

Chinese Beekeeping

Several years ago TBBK’s Jim Mogridge visited China and while there he went to see some Chinese beekeepers who were selling honey at the roadside.  

Making Heavy Syrup

Making up heavy syrup, sometimes referred to as 2:1 or winter syrup, is not at all difficult. Many will know the 2 lb of sugar to 1 pt of water recipe, which in modern...

Beekeeping Timetable

We are lucky to have Glyn Davies as a member of the Torbay branch, some years ago Glyn produced a beekeeping timetable detailing the yearly schedule for beekeepers in Devon. The timetable includes among...