The Dartford Beekeepers

Dartford Branch of the Kent Beekeepers’ Association

APIARY NEWS

NOVEMBER 2017

 

         A very busy last week to last month, half term and all.

The Tuesday saw the start if the learn beekeeping course followed by an exhibit at the Northfleet girls school for the Love Later Life event on the Wednesday.  Thursday was down to Canterbury and Kent Wildlife Trust’s Wild About Gardens Award Ceremony and collected a GOLD AWARD for the Apiary’s wildlife garden.

 

         We finished the week with trips to the National Honey Show at Sandown Park in Esher including six of us going in the minibus on the Saturday. 

 

         Two days decorating the Apiary for the great finale of October and the kids Halloween Party

 

         Earlier in the month the bee inspector came and looked in a couple of hives with great results.  A lovely young lady pointed out may faults in the hive with problems such as slipper broad, perforated capping and deformed bees, all nice to see in the flesh as it were and all a result of high Varroa numbers and emphasizing the need to treat regularly

 

         This month’s meeting is on the 11th from 3pm when we will be having a talk from Jo Clark, refreshments as usual and the last meeting in the Apiary this year as the December meeting is the AGM at St Marys Church Hall in Bexely

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