The weather was a lot colder than forecast, cloudy with a brisk southeasterly breeze making it too cold to go through the colonies but there were some things we could do.
The mouse guards were removed and replaced with restricted entrance blocks.
Any remaining fondant and clingfilm left was removed as it had gone solid and difficult for the bees to use.  Some colonies  that appeared low on stores were resupplied with new fondant patties.
Varroa boards were checked,cleaned and replaced.
The twelve new members that attended were shown the various hives in use and the advantages and disadvantages of each method of beekeeping.
All in all a useful run through ready for the better weather to come and a full inspection of the colonies.
If the weather is doubtful on a Sunday please check the website to see if the meeting is to go ahead.
Richard , Liz and Mel.