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Training Apiary Work Day – Apr

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We will be down at the apiary next Saturday (13th) if you are able to join us.

The beginners first apiary sessions are fast approaching and so I’d like to make sure everything is in place for that, tool trays checked, washing soda containers full, wax buckets ready to receive.  If we get the chance I’d also like to look at the fairs and school boxes to make sure they are fully stocked.  We have put the bees back into the summer set up and so we have boxes to clean.  We have unfortunately  lost another 2 colonies and so they will need to be sorted out.  The good news is that the colonies that have come through are bursting with bees and have retained their good temper from last year.  One is now on double brood with 2 supers!  Ideally we would like to take a split from this to boost the apiary colony numbers.

The field today was still very very wet, and there was standing water in the apiary around the sheds.  We did take the car across as we had a lot of donated boxes to take down but we certainly needed the 4X4.  It may still be best to park on the road and walk in.  I am hoping that it might be possible to mow the grass in the apiary itself as it is starting to look a little overgrown but lets see what next week brings weather wise.



April 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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MBBKA Training Apiary
Wendover Rd, Stoke Mandeville,
Aylesbury, Bucks United Kingdom