Gregynog Apiary Report
The BeeHolder, Winter 2012
We are down to 9 colonies at the apiary, which should be OK provided they make it through the winter. This is about the number we took into last winter, so no net increase on the year.
Apiguard has been applied and the bees put to bed for the winter. The oxalic acid application is due in January (see Toby's Top Tip, next article).
We need to have an official policy on how we sell nucs, queens etc from the apiary. We are unlikely to have many, if any, surplus nucs next year, so any new way of working would not come into effect until 2014 or 2015.