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Oilseed Rape

posted 25 Feb 2010, 15:22 by EBKA Webmaster   [ updated 25 Feb 2010, 15:29 ]
Clean up and repair equipment but do not re-wax frames until February. If done too early the foundation will "flour" which the bees dislike. A large acreage of oilseed rape has been planted, which gives us hope for a good start to 2010 season. Consider using drone-base foundation for the rape crop as partly crystallised honey can be more readily extracted. Make sure the queen excluders are sound though!