We’ve had a great morning at the apiary today. Lots of members turned up to help pull the ragwort from the field, tidy up all the bramble and grass, making up nucs and frames ready for splits in the spring which will be available for sale to our new beginners and members at a discounted rate.
Members came along with tools and a can do attitude, ready to hit the ground running and get the apiary ship shape. Everyone worked really hard, they survived the lovely tea making (from sugar syrup) and the ever so cooked burgers on the bbq. Basically Krysia has been taken off of food duty from now on and is in charge of litter duty! Marcus has now worked up the ranks to assistant chef and working with Warwick (food captain) for the next apiary day, they will be bringing you yummy stew and crusty bread.
Everyone worked so hard, and the apiary is turning into a beautiful place to learn as well as to make new friends. If you want to get involved in the queen rearing programme next year, then do get in touch.
Massive thanks as ever to Warwick for organising all the kit to turn up onsite and arranging all the finer detail, and of course to you all for coming along and helping on the day in the roasty toasty heat.