All you need to know about nuclei colonies and their value.

Dave Corbett lives in Bedfordshire, keeping bees with the assistance of his father, John. Dave began beekeeping in 2014, with a single hive in his back garden. From these small beginnings he has managed to expand his beekeeping operations to around 150 colonies, becoming a member of the Bee Farmers Association along the way, largely through the creation of nucleus colonies to allow him to expand at a rapid rate. He now has colonies spread over most of the southern portion of the county.

He has studied toward most of the BBKA’s qualifications, having completed the modular studies and his General Husbandry.. Dave has written several articles on queen rearing for beginners for the BBKA News and frequently talks/demonstrates the art of queen rearing to local associations.

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