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Prepare spare brood/super frames (Click here for Thorne’s assembly video). Do not put foundation in frames until ready to use.


Clear away any dead bees blocking entrances


In mid-late Feb, depending on weather, start to feed approx 500ml (1 pint) of Ambrosia every week to 10 days. Do not replenish until all has been taken down.


Feed Nektapoll/Candipollen Gold when bees are more active if there is a pollen shortage. Stop feeding when bees are returning with pollen.


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Calendar of Events

ADBKA Members’ Talk - Poly vs Wood Hives – Joan Gilbert-Stevens.  7pm - Kinellar Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn AB21 0JQ. More info

Tarland Bee Group - Jenni Stockan

and Lina-Elvira Bäck – “Ecology of Solitary and Bumble

Bees”. MacRobert Hall, Tarland, 7.30pm. Refreshments £3. Non-members welcome.

ADBKA AGM plus talk – Going to the Oilseed Rape – Graeme Sharpe. 2pm - Kinellar Hall, Fintray Road, Blackburn AB21 0JQ.  More info

KCBG AGM preceded by a talk for those interested in taking up beekeeping. 7-9pm, Friendship Room, Kemnay Village Hall. Refreshments: £2

Follow up, more instructive session, for those new to beekeeping (or thinking about it). 7-9pm, Friendship Room, Kemnay Village Hall. Booking required as spaces limited - email chairperson@kemnaybees.org

ADBKA Talk – The Scottish Native Honey Bee Society – Euan Campbell. 7pm Venue tba More info

ADBKA Demonstration – Spring inspection * – Hugh Donohoe, Expert Beekeeper (or Beemaster). 2pm - Crathes Apiary (by overflow car park), Crathes Castle, AB31 5QJ. More info