Club Bee

HAGLEY & STOURBRIDGE BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION

9th Apiary Meeting

Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 06 00 PM

HSBKA Branch Apiary

Is summer is coming to an end?

As always the meeting will be cancelled if the weather is unsuitable for opening beehives. Beginners please bring wellies and Marigolds.

The jobs today are:

  • Review each colony - what has happened since the last meeting?
  • Put disasters right. What you do now will have an effect next year.
  • Inspect colonies for food and brood.
  • Are the bees in the top super? If they are then add another super.
  • Is there equipment that needs replacing?
  • Are the queens present and laying, if not what shall we do, unite or requeen?
  • Check drone brood for Varroa.
  • What is happening with the plants around the apiary, too wet or too dry?
  • As always, review the 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
A451
Iverley
Stourbridge
OS SO 880 811