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Autumn/Winter Beekeeping

Helpful advice for the late season beekeepers.

What are pollen patties and when should i use them?

POLLENPATTIESWhen it comes to being healthy, we all know that nutrition plays a big role.  We've all heard how we need to 'eat our greens' and in the ideal world we should be getting all we need from our diet, even if it means having a healthy smooth

Should I feed my bees over winter? Do I use fondant?

Like most things in beekeeping, there is no hard, set rule when it comes to your winter preparations and you'll no doubt hear lots of opinions on the 'best way' to do it. The general guideline is a colony will need 30-40lb of 'stores' or food to get


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Paynes Bee Farm Ltd

Bentley Cottage

Wickham Hill


West Sussex


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