Club Bee


The Last Apiary Meeting

Sunday 24 June 2018 at 02 00 PM

HSBKA Branch Apiary

Maximise Colonies - Maximise the Crop- Prepare for Winter!

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:

  • Inspect each colony - what has happened since the last meeting?
  • Inspect colonies for food and brood.
  • How heavy are the supers and is there enough room for the bees? Consider even now adding another super.
  • Are the queens present and laying?
  • Move old tatty congested combs to the outside of the brood chamber ready for replacement next year.
  • Are there signs of swarming and if so act accordingly.
  • Manage invading plants, tear a veil on a briar and the bees will know immediately!.
  • 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
OS SO 880 811