Club Bee

HAGLEY & STOURBRIDGE BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION

2nd Apiary Meeting

Tuesday 3 April 2018 at 06 00 PM

HSBKA Branch Apiary

Build on the last meeting

As always the meeting will be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable for opening beehives. Beginners without bee-suits please bring Wellies & Marigolds.

The jobs today are:

  • Inspect each colony - what has happened since the last meeting?
  • Inspect colonies for food, brood and disease and act accordingly.
  • Are the queens present and laying?
  • Look at how the bees are coping with their new polystyrene hives.
  • Give each colony a second super if they need it.
  • Try to make sure that colonies have had at least two frames of foundation.
  • Feed colonies if needed.
  • Review the 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
A451
Iverley
Stourbridge
OS SO 880 811