- Check your bees regularly - so you can catch any problems early.
- Regularly keep you health knowledge up to date so you can spot disease quickly if it occurs
- If you have more than one hive, you should aim to set them up in a way to reduce drifting of bees from one hive to another.
- Do not you transfer combs between colonies without first checking for signs of disease
- Regularly wash you bee veil and gloves to stop the spread of disease through your clothes.
- If you are inspect multiple beehives in a visit - use disposable gloves between hives
- Avoid second hand equipment unless from a trusted previous owner - a good ebay rating is not sufficient.
Best practises for healthy bees...
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John, 13 June 2016
When I move to Spain,I am getting a small farm where I want to be a bee keeper,would I get bee equipment there,or from you as the beehive looks very easy to access and use.Let me know,and I do have a communial beekeeping society in Wythenshawe 3 mikes from em I can go to learn.