Club Bee


1st Apiary Meeting

Sunday 25 March 2018 at 02 00 PM

HSBKA Branch Apiary

The most important apiary meeting of the year - will it be a wash-out like 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 or a white-out like 2013?

As always the meeting will be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable for opening beehives, if it’s under 15 degrees centigrade please don’t turn up. Beginners without bee-suits please bring Wellies & Marigolds.

The jobs today are:

  • Inspect live colonies for food, brood and disease and act accordingly.
  • Find mark & clip the queens.
  • Put at least one frame of foundation in each hive, two frames maximum.
  • Replace some or all of the hives with Commercal type hives..
  • Give each colony one super and Queen excluder if they need it.
  • Feed colonies if needed.
  • Form a management plan for each hive and the apiary as a whole.

The branch apiary is located on the Stourbridge to Kidderminster road at Iverley.

From Stourbridge take the A451 signposted Kidderminster. Leave the 40 mph limit and travel up hill past the Crown Public House. As you descend from the crest of the hill turn right into the field by the large oak tree.

From Kidderminster take A451 signposted Stourbridge, cross over the staggered junction of the Caunsall to Churchill road and in 500 yards turn left into the field just after the large mound of earth on your left, that's by the large oak tree.

Park in the lay-by on the A451 just uphill from the apiary or on the verge by the large oak tree. PLEASE BE CAREFUL OF PASSING TRAFFIC!

HSBKA Branch Apiary
OS SO 880 811