• Attracting bees to the farm – a new initiative

    Before Christmas, beekeeper Mujuni and two workers hung potential hives, and trapper boxes, in some of the farm trees, to attract wild bees. Putting the hives in the trees not only makes them more attractive to the bees, but also makes it less likely that other insects will colonize the hives before the bees do. After bees enter the hive, they are left for 2-3 weeks so that they build some wax combs and establish themselves in the hive. Then at night, they are moved from hanging in the trees to the hive stands in the apiary. It’s working! A good number of the 20 permanent hives have already been colonised. 

     

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