Beekeeping in Farnham (Surrey UK) and surrounding areas

A Division of the Surrey Beekeepers’ Association

CONTACTS

General enquiries – Margaret Lennard, info@farnhambeekeepers.org.uk

Training – David Clague, education@farnhambeekeepers.org.uk

Honey Bee Swarms

See British Beekeepers Assocation website for advice and a collector
Swarm collection coordinator – Greg Cobb, 07720 296601

April in the Apiary

  • Start weekly inspections
  • Remove old combs/boxes, move onto clean equipment
  • Check colony is queen right and there’s a good brood pattern
    (spring is a good time to find and mark the queen)
  • Watch colony expansion rate & ensure it has space
  • Ensure enough stores till next inspection – colonies can starve
  • Check varroa level & treat if necessary
  • Do a full brood disease inspection and look for adult bee diseases
  • Have kit ready to perform swarm control!

Upcoming Events

Sat 20 Apr 2019
Apiary meeting
Rural Life Centre – 2:00 PM
 
Sat 27 Apr 2019
Apiary meeting
Rural Life Centre – 2:00 PM
Getting practical – disease inspection
 
Sat 4 May 2019
Apiary meeting
Rural Life Centre – 2:00 PM
 

Sat 11 May 2019
Apiary meeting

Rural Life Centre – 2:00 PM
Manipulation – swarm control with nucs
 
Sun 12 May 2019
FBKA Nosema Clinic, for details see May newsletter
Tilford Institute