Finally today the girls arrived , about 10,000 of them in 2 small nuc's ( box's ) that had being over wintered by my friend and possibly mentor Liam Nolan of South Kildare Beekeeping Association .
If you have a interest in beekeeping you could not meet a nice group of people who have a abundance of experience when it comes to beekeeping .And a real friendly bunch of people too .
I would have to recommend their beginner's course run by Derek, Loretta and all the experienced beekeepers
I wonder what sort of pollen they may be bringing in , according to this pollen chart it looks like it might be from the dandelions and perhaps some from the local Laurel trees .
While we were waiting for the girls to settle , Declan and myself made a few more nuc's which still need a lick of wood treatment and a roof.
Kinda chuffed with the improvement in our woodworking skills, so far this year we have made the stand the beehives are sitting on above , the nuc's and a couple of horsley boards just in case any swarming is to take place.
Extracting honey with Micheál Mac Giolla Coda
Micheál Mac Giolla Coda, a beekeeper who lives next to the Glengarra woods in Cluain Meala, Co Tipperary and during the summer he showed her how to extract honey from the hive. Courtesy TG4
The honey extraction is at 10 minutes into the clip
Some of my stories and ramblings
Beekeeping as a Hobby - find out more here