In May honeybees begin to think about swarming and
this is when a lot of our work begins.For more information on keeping bees in
the East Riding area visit the
Beverley Beekeepers Association site. This contains useful information as well
as links to many other beekeeping websites throughout the world.
By July colonies have reached their maximum population of around 50,000 and hopefully if
the weather is good they will be hard at work collecting a honey crop.This is when we move
the hives to the blue Borage fields. See the section on Borage Honey
for more information.
After a month we harvest the Borage Honey and give the hives empty comb ready for their next move.