A set of our own downloadable British national hive plans (Note: This section is still being worked on so not many plans just yet, although some useful information).– How to make your own beehives. – Material cutting planner.
Bee, Wasp & Hornet identification sheets.– Bee Identification (WWF). – Bee Identification (Friends of the Earth). – Identify Asian Hornet (www.nonnativespecies.org). – Identify Asian Hornet (Sommerset Beekeepers Association). – Identify Wasps (Guide to Garden Wildlife. Richard Lewington). – Yellow Stripey Things (Source Unknown).
The Honey Bee Life Cycle (source unknown).– An essential life cycle diagram.
Our own paper based hive record sheet. One A4 sheet per hive per inspection.
or see our electronic recording app Hives– Our 1 per hive per inspection recording sheet.
How to manage swarming.– A very helpful booklet on what to do if you see queen cells (from the Food and Environment Research Agency). – Our own Artifical Swarm diagram.
Disease treatments and prevention.– Our own Excel spreadsheet for calculating thymol dillutions.
Other useful stuff.– Our one page “Bee Year” calendar.