Club Bee

HAGLEY & STOURBRIDGE BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION

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 VENUE IS HSBKA Branch Apiary

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

From Stourbridge take the A451 signposted Kidderminster.  Travel up hill past the Crown Public House and leave the 40 mph limit.  As you descend from the crest of the hill the apiary is in 300 metres on your right, look out for the large tree covered mound in field behind the large oak tree.

From Kidderminster take A451 signposted Stourbridge, cross over the staggered junction of the Caunsall to Churchill road and the apiary  is in 600 metres on your left, look out for the tree covered mound of earth.

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
A451
Iverley
Stourbridge
OS SO 880 811