As you can see from attached photo the Apiary site is now taking shape, “double” brood boxes now placed on 5 hives which will lead to them being strong colonies for this Summer with a further 4 hives awaiting bees which will be bred from existing stock later in the year.
Our Winter/ Spring task list is nearly complete thanks to the many attendees on Sundays & Mondays. Work now will be on general hive issues :- ensuring that brood frames are healthy, identifying and marking the new Queens, placing on honey supers , drinking tea & sitting relaxing at our bench.
There is a notice in Classroom window with walking directions down to the Apiary site to watch the bees flying during the day. There are Bee Aware safety signs on fence & displayed information re bees.
We are still meeting every Sunday and Monday from 1:30 pm, but are more likely to be down at the hives.
PS even got seed and plants in the ground