During the COVID-19 crisis, all inspections/manipulations were/are carried out in line with the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

Thanks to the dedication of the Apiary Custodians Rowan Roberts, Peter Reader, Dean Gregory, Chris Clark & Ali Hollingbery, the Apiary was maintained throughout the various periods of lock-down in 2020 & 2021. Thanks to a dedicated team of Trainers lead by Anne-Chantal Ballard the 40 new beekeepers of 2020 & 2021 were introduced to the practical side of beekeeping during Wednesday and Sunday training sessions held at the Apiary in Spring & early Summer.  Apiary Custodians were present during all meetings at the Apiary.

Covid-19 restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021.  Members are welcome at the Apiary on Sunday afternoons from 25 July 2021, weather permitting.

Apiary Record 3 October 2021

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At the last Apiary meeting of the year members fitted mouse guards, checked feeders and fitted woodpecker cages. The Apiary is now closed to members but Apiary Custodians will be 'keeping an eye' and checking feeders. [...]

Apiary Record 26 September 2021

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Scheduled as the last Apiary meeting of the season, mouse guards and woodpecker cages were to be fitted to all hives.  Entrance observations showed an abundance of yellow pollen (Michaelmas Daisy?) being brought into the colonies [...]

Apiary Record 19 September 2021

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Overcast 19C.  All colonies Single National Brood unless otherwise stated.  MAQS removed from all colonies. Hive 1 - inspected by Anne-Chantal Ballard & Caroline Sedgwick - National Brood & half,  7 & 6 BIAS as last [...]

Apiary Record 5 September 2021

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The Apiary session took place on a hot sunny afternoon, 24C and calm.  All hives are National Single Brood unless otherwise stated. Hive 1 - inspected by Anne-Chantal Ballard & Caroline Sedgwick - National Brood & [...]

Apiary Record 29 August 2021

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Calm, overcast 20C.  All colonies National Single Brood unless otherwise stated. Hive 1 - inspected by Brian Herbert - National Brood & Half, Queen seen 6 frames BIAS in Brood, a reduction of 2 on last [...]