The weekly meetings at the association apiary have now commenced for the season.

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Members of the apiary team will be in attendance from 2pm until 5pm every Sunday afternoon. Remember the apiary is for all members not just the beginners! There is always plenty to do so come along and get involved! For more information contact our apiary manager Ron Lockham.

Following our first full year in the association apiary, our initial three nucs which we purchased in the summer of 2011 have now expanded into five colonies. This is largely due to summer 2012 being a very "swarmy" year despite the best efforts of the apiary team! However, through careful management we managed to take action on the colonies which were determined to swarm and carried out artificial swarms in time before we lost the bees. As a bonus we managed to harvest a modest amount of honey as well.

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