Worcester Beekeepers' blog

Around the Apiary

A morning of mirth and merriment at the apiary. Sunny and cold, bees all in, so an ideal opportunity for the first dose of varroa treatment.

Oxalic acid sublimation - Bioxal - quick and effective.

Bees should all be settled for winter - but it’s worth remembering that our milder winters mean that bees could be flying with little or no forage to sustain them. Queens could still be laying in the milder of winters, meaning no brood break to help to minimise the varroa load.

So, with a varroa population high in a diminishing colony of winter bees - a recipe for potential disaster in the spring.

Think like a bee!

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

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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 of bee keeping terms for reference.