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 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 [...]

Apiary Record 21 August 2021

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21C partly sunny day.  All colonies National Single Brood unless otherwise stated. Hive 1 - inspected by CS - National Brood & half, Queen seen, 7 frames BIAS in brood, 8 frames BIAS in 1/2 brood, [...]

Apiary Record 15 August 2021

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A partly sunny, sometimes breezy 18C.  All hives are National Single Brood unless otherwise stated. Hive 1 - inspected by Hilary Hayward - Queen seen (white), no QC's, 7 frames BIAS, an increase of 1 in [...]

Apiary Record 1 August 2021

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The first weekend of 'holiday season', Covid-19 restrictions lifted and the Apiary was able to host its first Members meeting since 15 September 2019.  The weather was showery 19C but that did not deter 15 members [...]

Apiary Record 18 July 2021

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A full Apiary inspection on a warm, sunny day, 21C.  All colonies but 5C are Single National Brood. Hive 1 - inspected by Anne-Chantal Ballard - Queen seen. 6 BIAS, 0.5 stores, little free drawn comb.  [...]