Jan Doyle

Beekeeping in July: Water Foragers

This year really has been extraordinary for beekeeping.  After what seemed like the longest, coldest and wettest ...

Beekeeping in June

Beekeeping in June June used to be notorious amongst beekeepers when “the June gap” was a real and present ...

Beekeeping in May

Thank goodness the beekeeping season is finally under way.  After what was a long, cold and wet winter, followed by ...

Beekeeping in June

Beekeeping in June has been decidedly warm over the past week.  I’m not complaining about the lovely weather but a ...

Beekeeping in May

Beekeeping in May By mid-May the fields of yellow oil seed rape have just about finished flowering.  This means it ...

Beekeeping in April

Beekeeping in April By the time April arrives beekeepers can carry out their first hive inspections of the year, ...

Beekeeping in August

Beekeeping in August sees the apiarist’s activities step up a gear.  Now is the time to and extract and bottle the ...

Beekeeping in July: Honey production

Beekeeping in July.  On a warm summer’s day there is nothing more relaxing than sitting and watching the bees ...

Beekeeping in June: The First Honey Harvest

Beekeeping in June is one of the most enjoyable times of the beekeeping calendar as the bees are at their busiest. In ...

Beekeeping in May

Beekeeping in May is a serious business.  The hives that have made it through the winter are now growing a pace and ...