In winter and spring you will often hear beekeepers talk about beehive insulation, condensation and ventilation, and the different ways in which a hive can be set up to deal with the issue of dampness in the hive. While many novice beekeepers worry about the cold, more experienced beekeepers know that it is the dampness that can cause real damage to a colony of bees in the winter. But why is this and how can we deal with it?More
Beehive insulation, condensation and ventilation
Starting Beekeeping – 11 things you need to know
Interested in starting beekeeping?
Keeping a hive of honeybees at the end of the garden might sound like a lovely, relaxing, wholesome experience. Perhaps you’re dreaming about bees buzzing around the garden collecting nectar all summer long, and then getting a few pots of sweet honey at the end of the year. Sounds wonderful, right?
Well, beekeeping isn’t really like that.More
Irish Beekeeping Suppliers – Directory
A complete and up-to-date directory of Irish beekeeping suppliers and manufacturers. Let’s shop in Ireland and support our small local businesses.More