The Queen is close bye A summers day beekeeping Swarm Beekeeping Conference Beekeeping lessons Bees on a hot day Oh no you read the Sun! Deep winter in the apiary Un-supered Commercials at Iverley Administering Oxalic Acid 3 January Beewax Candles Rain on a new roof An old Langstroth Jumbo Neil Hollands bees on Bid4bees Assembling frames The crop is nearly ready Wasps press home a relentless attack Tip of the BIG swarm Queen cell The Bee Inspector cometh The Honey Show Deep Snow on the Hives Filters at the Convention The Winning Photo 2012 Lids at the Honey Show Visiting Daisy

FRIDAY 11 MAY AT 6.00 PM Sweet Bee

6th Apiary Meeting hosted by Hagley & Stourbridge Branch

Have the OSR flowers started to fall?

In 2017 the branch apiary had no Oil Seed Rape anywhere in sight and although we took the honey off on 22 May it was not OSR honey, for the first time in living memory.
Extracting the OSR is usually done in the last week in May  and for the past four years on the 22 May.  We will take the supers off  then look through the hives to see what the crop looks like.

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:

DIRECTIONS

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.

PARKING

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
07800856386

EVENT CONTACT Sweet Bee

Claire Bradshaw 01384 830350 Email Claire← Click to email Claire

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