From one of my own hives in an out apiary. Got an email saying bees gathering at entrance last night so I went to check them out today to see that there was a prime swarm on the hedge. Luckily I had a NUC box with foundation with me. I managed to shake some of the swarm into the top of the NUC and then wedged it into the hedge to see the rest start to find their way in. I checked the parent hive to find 9 frames brood and 6 Queen cells sealed.
If you are interested in showing Honey at the RWAS Honey Show here is the schedule :-
2019 Honey Schedule
Dear Fellow Beekeepers,
Do you enjoy talking about bees to members of the public?
Would you like free entry to the RWAS Spring Festival or Summer Show?
If so could you spare a few hours stewarding the WBKA stand at either show?
Spring: 18/19 May, Summer: 22/23/24/25 July.
Send contact details with preferred day and time (early/ late/ middle) to:
WBKA Events Secretary, Jill Wheeler email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WBKA Events Secretary
April edition :-http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/media/4628/bfd_newsletter_april_2019.pdf
Thanks to everyone who came to the association teaching apiary for the spring clean today. Special thanks to Shane who sorted out all the equipment for keeping and some for recycling (watch the for sale and wanted in the members area).