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British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)

British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)
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Beekeeping » Build It Yourself Plans for Building Hives, Frames and More This popular section of offers downloadable “build-it-yourself” plans in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You will be able to open PDF files after installing the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, which is a reliable product, widely used, and available free for Windows or Macintosh operating systems. With this powerful software, you can view and print a PDF file at any resolution to any home printer, at an office center such as Kinko’s, or at a commercial offset or digital printing company. You will need Acrobat Reader version 4.0 or higher to open these files. A Note About Copyrights is happy to share our knowledge and experience and make these resources available free of charge. Clearer Boards (Bee Escape Boards) The terms "Clearer" Board and "Escape" board are used interchangeably on this page and other pages on this site that deal with escapes. It is much easier for the beekeeper to remove the honey crop if the density of bees in the supers is reduced. Some people expect the supers to be completely free of bees... Whilst this can be achieved it takes longer and requires more than one visit to the apiary. I have always worked on the principle that the method should only involve one visit and should not involve a "waiting" period. All the escapes listed at left with the exception of Porter, Portcullis, John Cox Round, Switchable, and Crowther Escapes are variations on the "Canadian" Clearer Board principle. In my particular case I had apiaries with between 12 and 40 colonies. Specific dimensions for the boards themselves are not given as this will depend on the type of hive in use and whether top or bottom bee space has been adopted. A tip I received from Matthew Allan... The technique is simple...

Guide to Beekeeping British Trout Association - Trout farming explained Trout farming was introduced to the UK in the 1950's by a DanIsh entrepreneur. Since that time the industry has grown to its current size of almost 360 trout farms. Rainbow trout (onchorynchus mykiss), although native to North West America has been introduced to regions throughout the world. Around 16,000 tonnes of Rainbow trout are produced in Britain each year, with around 75% of this farmed by table producers. Fish farms usually concentrate on different aspects of the life cycle. Trout is farmed widely in the UK, but particularly in central and southern Scotland, south England and North Yorkshire. A farm on a river will consist of ponds, tanks or raceways with the water supplied by gravity. Screens are installed at the inlet channel, to keep out debris and migratory fish. Once harvested, the trout will be processed for use.

British Beekeepers Association to stop endorsing bee-killing pesticides | Environment The British Beekeepers' Association hastoday announced plans to end its controversial practice of endorsing pesticides in return for cash from leading chemical manufacturers. The endorsement of four products as "bee-friendly" in return for £17,500 a year caused outrage among many beekeepers because one of the companies, Bayer Crop Science, makes pesticides that are widely implicated in the deaths of honeybees worldwide. But the BBKA denies that it has bowed to pressure from members who have been increasingly critical of the its stance. Bayer's clothianidin was identified as causing the death of two-thirds of honeybees in southern Germany in 2008. In a statement sent outtoday to the secretaries of local beekeeping associations across the UK, the BBKA's president, Martin Smith, said: "Following discussion with the companies involved, the BBKA trustees have decided that endorsement and related product-specific payments will cease as soon as practically possible."

Top Bar Hive Design Plans - Learning Beekeeping Top Bar Hive Design Plans Top Bar Hives are Beautiful in Simplicity They are the minimum needed for a movable comb hive. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.6MB) Top Bars in Texas need a little design change. As for designs… The design I like best is the one from Les Crowder Top Bar Hive Design / Plans I did modify it a bit. The video on how to make them is . . . Be sure to watch my video on how to make your top bars, themselves. and . Traditional beekeepingPollination by Honeybees in the Philippines Traditional beekeeping for the Ligwan and other ‘hive bees’ ‘Hive bees’ are those bees that naturally make their colonies inside holes in trees or in the ground, and so can be kept inside a hollowed out tree trunk or basket or box or pot of some kind that can be made from many different materials. (There is Egyptian art of around 4,500 years ago that shows some form of beehive being used.) In some countries of Africa, Asia and the Middle East bees may be kept inside cavities built into house walls. This keeps bees safe from predators and protected from extremes of heat or cold. The purpose of a hive is to encourage the bees to build their nests in such a way that it is easy for the beekeeper to manage and maintain them. The volume of honey harvested from a colony is decided by the forage for bees that is available in the area, and the strength and needs of the colony. ‘Swarm traps’ and ‘bait hives’ for obtaining colonies Fixed comb beehives Movable comb beehives Honey gatherers of India.

Urban Bees Is there a beekeeper near me? We have been asked many times from aspiring beekeepers if we know of beekeepers in their area. This has led us to create a way of mapping the locations of existing and aspiring beekeepers. The 'Hive Talking' map has different coloured markers identifying people who want to offer their land and for people who want to learn - wannabees. If you are already a beekeeper and are willing to show new comers what a colony looks like you could mark the location of your hive and include contact details. Or if you want to be a beekeeper and are looking for a someone near you to team up with place a marker in the map with your contact details. There are two maps one for entering your location and one for viewing the map with all the locations. We are grateful to the Co-operative's Plan-Bee who helped us with 'Hive Talking'.

Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering Vermont is experiencing a boom in food systems development and the growth in diversification, markets, growing season, value-added production and localization puts increased infrastructure demands on producers and processors. The UVM Extension Agricultural Engineering Program is geared to assisting these food entrepreneurs in a rapidly changing and highly competitive industry. This education and outreach program is dedicated to enhancing Vermont's food systems. We focus on analysis, design, evaluation and adoption of infrastructure, technology and equipment to meet the needs of producers and processors. Contact us if you have specific technical education needs, and research and development ideas related to Vermont food systems. From the Ag Engineering Blog: Farm to Plate Energy Success Stories DIY Auto-fill Humidifier 3-4-2014 I recently built a humidifier I think others might find useful. Oilseed Economics Update 2014

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Natural Substances For Mite Control In Honey Bees The use of natural oils and other substances in the pursuit of mite control in honey bee colonies. This document mainly covers the calibration of LD 50 doses of essential oils with respect to honey bees. Natural or "essential" oils are produced by plants in order to repel predatory insects or to render the plant in some way toxic to the insect if ingested. Essential oils have been shown to have antimicrobial, antifungal, insecticidal and miticidal effects on various pathogens and pests under both laboratory and field conditions. Essential oils have been used for treating honey bee afflictions, including infestations of parasitic mites (varroa and Acarine (tracheal) mites). They do cause contamination of wax and honey, but the levels are minimal. The terms 'slow' and 'fast' are used here to indicate the difference between passive fumigation by a bottle with a wick (or a felt pad in a honey jar lid) and the burning of pungent leaves in a smoker or delivering an aerosol of the oil compound.

Honey bee Etymology and name[edit] The genus name Apis is Latin for "bee".[3] Although modern dictionaries may refer to Apis as either honey bee or honeybee, entomologist Robert Snodgrass asserts that correct usage requires two words, i.e. honey bee, as it is a kind or type of bee, whereas it is incorrect to run the two words together, as in dragonfly or butterfly, because the latter are not flies.[4] Honey bee, not honeybee, is the listed common name in the Integrated Taxonomic Information System, the Entomological Society of America Common Names of Insects Database, and the Tree of Life Web Project.[5][6][7] Origin, systematics and distribution[edit] Distribution of honey bees around the world Honey bees appear to have their center of origin in South and Southeast Asia (including the Philippines), as all the extant species except Apis mellifera are native to that region. The first Apis bees appear in the fossil record at the Eocene-Oligocene boundary (34 mya), in European deposits. Micrapis[edit]

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