At long last…its finally happened, my beehouse has arrived. I was given my beehouse by a person who recently had to give up bee keeping because of complaints by a neighbour. He has built it all himself and is to national hive dimensions. He has spent the last week or so fixing it up for my birthday. I really do like it, it will offer my garden a bit more rusticness (if that’s a word!!) and the wooden theme is carried through.
The next step is to get my nucleus of bees, this just means the starting point it is a cluster of around 10,000 bees and then 1 queen. I may be getting them at the end of july in time for my show or may get them ready for next year. I’ve even planted a bee border close to the hive and is currently being planted up this year. I think I will get some more plants at gardeners world live and the tatton park show.
Below is a photo of my hive, and then below that is a pic of the hive I hope to get in the future if I get into beekeeping!
This is my new beehouse which will be the perfect starter hive to get me started.
Above is the Omlet Beehaus, this is the house I would like to get if I like beekeeping. I’ll think I will sell honey and put the proceeds towards this.
I hope you’ve liked the first insight in my beekeeping tales and I’ll let you know when the bee’s arrive!