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.
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