The Jackson Rowe beehive is officially sponsored!
17 March 2023
Jackson Rowe recently joined the “Adopt a Beehive Scheme” and our very own hive now has a plaque.
The ever knowledgeable Stuart from SW Honey Farms tells us….
As the weather starts to warm up, the bees are busy preparing for the arrival of spring. Here’s a glimpse of what they do to ensure their survival and productivity.
- Clean the hive, removing any dead bees, debris and waste and repairing and rebuilding any damaged parts of the hive.
- Increase the brood. This is crucial as the new generation will be responsible for pollination and producing honey in the coming season.
- Venturing out to gather food, flying up to 3 miles to collect nectar and pollen which they store for use during times when food is scarce. This normally happens in June and is known as “The June Gap”.
- Swarm. This is when the new Queen Bee is born and the old Queen and a portion of the Workers leave to establish a new colony.
They really are busy bees!
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