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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Nottinghamshire Beekeepers' Association Annual Auction

The next annual auction of Bees and Beekeeping Equipment takes place on Saturday 16th April 2016 at the Newark and Notts Showground.

There is a varied selection of beekeeping equipment for sale. Some good bargains can be had. There are usually colonies of live bees for sale. 

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

Items for sale can be brought in from 8.30am, viewing begins at 12 noon, and the sale begins at 2pm

Further information can be obtained from Andrew Barber 01636 671 84401636 671 844 or Maurice Jordan 01636 821 61301636 821 613