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General Q&A, Bee chat and only Bee chat please
 #5058  by Chrisbarlow
 20 Oct 2019, 11:48
Mr Newell's interest in beekeeping began in his teens, when a commercial beekeeper asked him to help out with his 500 hives.

"We hope to help bring mead back into the mainstream and raise knowledge of the importance of bees too."
 #5059  by Chrisbarlow
 20 Oct 2019, 11:50
an interesting article.

I found this photo fascinating as it shows 6 over 6 configurations under one roof, a method pushed by the American commercial beekeeper Mike Palmer.

 #5070  by AdamD
 21 Oct 2019, 18:21
I've seen the Michael Palmer stuff - or some of it. Worth having a look if anyone is interested.
The boxes in the photo look a it heath robinson - but the bees won't mind a bit!

I am not sure about mead though - it's not something that I am too keen on.