Nottinghamshire Beekeepers' Association

Finding the queen

1. A warm part of the day is best – there are fewer foragers 
2. Use as little smoke as possible  - it makes the queen run
3. Cause the minimum of disturbance
4. The queen prefers the ‘dark side’ of the frame and will move quickly out of the sunlight
5. Scan the outside of the frames first and work in towards the centre 
6. If you still can’t find the queen, remove the frames and place them in pairs. Open each pair like a book and inspect
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Going, going . . . . .

Nottinghamshire Beekeepers' Association Annual Auction

The annual auction of Bees and Beekeeping Equipment took place on Saturday 11th April 2015 at the Newark and Notts Showground.

There was a varied selection of beekeeping equipment for sale. Some good bargains were had and some items went for very good prices. That's auctions for you. There were about 10 colonies of live bees for sale. Norman took the lids off the bees so the combs could be seen. No veil as usual. He was seen later in the afternoon sporting a rather rosy left cheek! 

People who sold items will receive their cheques in the near future.

The commission rates this year were 10% for both buyers and sellers.

Further information can be obtained from Andrew Barber 01636 671 844 or Maurice Jordan 01636 821 613