The purpose of the group is to promote responsible beekeeping, share experiences and best practice and provide talks / demonstrations to groups. We can also help landowners who would like bees on their land.
We have an active social calendar for those who want to participate, this includes several different courses, summer evening sessions in our teaching apiary and member's apiaries and our annual honey show.
If you live in or near Malvern or Upton upon Severn. Worcestershire, and have an interest in beekeeping then click here to contact us and we will help you.
The Beginners’ Practicals carry on through the summer right through to September, and are an important part of the training course - thought to be one of the best run in the West Midlands. Having hands-on experience before you get your own bees is very important and makes sure you are capable of dealing with the different situations you can find inside a hive.
With temperatures dropping slowly and snow in the air, keep hefting the hives. If they feel light then top up with or add fondant as required.
Try not to disturb the hive too much by opening up unnecessarily as the bees will have to work doubly hard to replace the heat lost.
Now is good time clean frames and other kit and make shopping lists for BeeTradex to replace or just treat yourself to that new piece of equipment.