Club Bee


2nd Apiary Meeting

Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 6:00 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.  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
OS SO 880 811