Queen Rearing Group

The first meeting of the Belfast association queen rearing group was held on Monday 9th at the Minnowburn apiary. This was a pleasant evening, if not weatherwise, then as a good start to the group’s activities. It was too cold to do anything with the bees but we were able to have a walk through both sides of the apiary and then have a talk about apideas set up and use. Some photos are included below.

Checking out the new apiary

Checking out the new apiary

A few words from Jonathan

A few words from Jonathan

Discussing the configuration and use of apideas.

Discussing the configuration and use of apideas.

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One Response to Queen Rearing Group

  1. Phil Earle says:

    Jon’s Minnowburn All Blacks are really very very quiet and a pleasure to handle. Gloves are not needed even giving the bees a good shake does not annoy them at all. Everyone who has crossish bees should be getting a few cells from Jon set up in an apidea especially if you intend keeping your bees near neighbours. I got one last year, she is laying like a trooper, no sign of trying to swarm unfortunately with open mating she bumped into a yellow drone so has a mixed population of yellow and black bees, all the drones are deep black but this queen is no use to breed from.

    Phil

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