Worcester Beekeepers' blog

Around the Apiary

A warm welcome to our beginners! The spring bank holiday weekend was an opportunity for our beginner beekeepers to complete our training course for this year. Five on-line theory session covered the essentials, giving our newcomers a good foundation for their beekeeping adventures.

Workers, drones, queens, hives, swarm control, pests and disease and much more, leading up to the conclusion of our delivery, two practical sessions at our apiary.

We look forward to seeing our new beekeepers again once they have bees in a box!

Our ‘training’ bees are working well, queens laying at a good rate and at last a nectar flow to keep them contented. Plans for this year include Bailey comb changes, bees for newcomers and some queen rearing once we have the colonies fully up to speed.

In the short term it seems that we will have to focus on keeping our colonies where they belong - swarms season is here!

Think like a bee!

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Hive inspection record

This form will help you to keep accurate records of your hive.

Bee ID guide

A short guide to identifying honeybees, bumblebees, wasps/hornets and overflies.

Membership form

Become a member. Complete this form for year commencing 1st November 2015/2016

Sting Information

It is inevitable as a beekeeper or just being around bees that you will at sometime or another get stung!

Branch equipment

Please call Vicky Jones on 01905 423246 to check availability or to reserve equipment.

Glossary

Glossary of bee keeping terms for reference.