In this episode of the Beehive Jive Tracey and Paul wrap up our queen rearing year by discussing our learnings acquired trying to establish a queen rearing program in our apiaries.

We also talk about what is happening in our apiaries and beekeepers’ educational programs.

00:00 – 02:00: What’s up with Paul’s bees

02:00 – 00:00: Using Bee-Quick to clear supers – http://www.bee-quick.com/

06:00 – 07:00: Getting nucs ready for winter

07:00 – 12:00:  BBKA education program – https://www.bbka.org.uk/learn/

12:00 – 16:00: What’s happening in Tracey’s honey mines

16:00 – 21:00: Treatments

21:00 – 25:00: The Ivy flow is coming

What did we learn about queen rearing this year.

25:00 – 31:00: Queen selection and grafting

33:00 – 40:00: Mating nucs learnings

40:00 – 43:00: Does rearing queens change your approach to colony management

43:00 – 49:00:  Culling queens & queen selection

49:00 – 51:00: Disappearing queens

51:00 – 52:00: Cell building plans for next year.

53:00 – 1:16:00: Queen rearing isn’t a linear process.

1:16:00 – 1:24:00: Rating our beekeeping year.

Links:

Visit our occasional beekeeping blog – http://www.thebeehivejive.com

Excellent queen rearing course – http://www.tigerhallbees.co.uk/

Millar method – http://www.dave-cushman.net/bee/millermethod.html