Nottinghamshire Beekeepers' Association

Smoker Fuel

What can you burn in your smoker?
1. Rotten wood
2. Cardboard
3. Pine Cones
4. Wood shavings

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Welcome to Nottinghamshire Beekeepers' Association website...

This is the website of the Nottinghamshire Beekeepers' Association.


Jobs for September

  • estimate winter food stores by hefting hives and/or inspecting each frame
  • top up the stores to +/- 20kg by feeding heavy syrup
  • monitor for Varroa mites and treat immediately if the natural drop exceeds 20 mites per day
  • monitor again after treatment to ensure it has been successful
  • remove queen excluder towards the end of the month if you are leaving a super of honey on the hive. Clean it and store under the roof ready for use next season.

Beginners courses coming in early 2015 - details will be posted here soon

Bee at work