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Bulb Planting at the Apiary

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Thanks to David, Hugh, Jo, Sheila and Scott for helping to plant 2000 crocus bulbs at the club apiary this morning. We made a very efficient team and got them in the ground in about an hour. The apiary should look very colourful in spring 2016 and the bees will have some […]

Help at the apiary needed

David Capon has purchased some crocus to plant at the club apiary to give the club bees a source of forage in the spring. We will have a planting session on Sunday October 4th starting at 10 am. Please come and help, the more of us there are, the quicker we can get it done […]

Apiary meeting 26th April

Please note that as we had to postpone the apiary session for the introductory course last Sunday this will now take place on Sunday 26th April. This means that 26th April is for the introductory course only, and not open to general members. David Capon Apiary Manager NB all sessions in April start at 2.30pm, […]

Apiary session cancelled today

Todays session (10 August) is cancelled due to the poor weather.

An easy swarm at the apiary this morning…

On arrival David Capon and Annabel Lewis found a small swarm on the grass in the middle of the site.

Want bees? Waiting list for nucs now open

Two of our members are offering nucleus for club members again.

Priced at £160, waiting list now open – hopefully ready June-ish.

Available on National/14×12 frames from Stephen Brain ( stephen.brain@limesbb.co.uk ) or on Commercial frames from Phil Clemente ( nerja51@gmail.com ).

The supplied nucleus will comply with BBKA guidelines, if you’re not sure what […]

Apiary Session – Sun at last!

Here are some photos from todays session, where there was lots of learning, and not too many stings!

There is a session as normal next Sunday (Easter Sunday), 2.30pm start. If the weather is bad, watch the website for details.

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Help in the Apiary

I know it may not seem like it at the moment, but before we know, it will be April and time to start regular sessions in the club apiary. With a large number on the beginners course this year I will need more people to help with inspections.

You do not need to be a […]

Pruning P A R T Y ! Saturday 30 November

Volunteers needed to prune and tidy up the hedge at the club apiary.

Saturday November 30th at 10am, Brockley Apiary

Bring secateurs and a green waste bag.

Just turn up on the day.

David

Apiary Update August 7th

I hope those of you who attended the opening last month were impressed with our apiary; it has certainly come a long way in the last eight months.

We now have a total of 20 hives on the site, 12 of these belong to members and 8 are the clubs. We are building up the […]