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Spring Training Apiary clean-up
April 13 @ 10:30 - 16:00
This is to invite all members to come to the spring apiary clean-up. The clean-up is a social occasion where we get the bee-friendly garden into shape for the season ahead, and do a little preparation work on the bee equipment.
We meet at about 10:30 mainly for work in the garden. Please bring gardening tools and be prepared to do a bit of weeding, pruning and general tidying. We also try to arrange for there to be some bee equipment cleaning to be done, and we encourage people with less experience to get involved with this – it’s a way of learning how to keep your own equipment clean and disease free.
We break for lunch at about 12:30. Please bring a packed lunch.
Then at about 13:15 we return to the apiary, weather permitting, where one of the more experienced members will inspect the bees for the start of the season, particularly looking for signs of disease. This is a good opportunity for new bee-keepers to be reminded of how an experienced bee-keeper does an inspection. You will of course need protective clothing which should be clean and free from any traces of wax, propolis etc from your own apiary – we don’t want to introduce disease to the teaching apiary. We usually finish about 15:30 – 16:00.
All are welcome. Hope to see you there.