Murray McGregor – My Beekeeping Year, September – November

[This is the first of a series of articles based on interviews by Lindsey Macaulay and Olya Kurasova with Murray McGregor.]

My season starts in September when all my colonies are at the heather moors of Scotland waiting for us to harvest the honey crop.

The first thing we do is remove the bees from the honey crop within the hive. We do this by using a New Zealand type clearing board which normally clears all the bees in a matter of hours and, in my opinion, offers several advantages over the alternatives.  See Note 1.

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Thank you, Sandy and Lilian

Sandy and Lilian Gordon are finally hanging up the shop keys after running the Association Honey Jar Store for an astonishing 34 years! Over that time, many hundreds of ADBKA members will have visited Danestone Market Garden to borrow equipment or to stock up on jars, syrup, candy and more. No one went along without taking the chance to tap Sandy for advice and guidance on some or other beekeeping challenge, and our association has been enriched by his wisdom and experience.

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