Current news from Hagley & Stourbridge Beekeepers' Association
Now is the time that Beekeepers visit their hives every month to make sure everything is okay, that the roofs are sill in place and the mouse guards are still covering the entrance.
A tap on the hive usually produces a "buzzzzzz" from inside, telling you "all is well, GO AWAY!". There used to be an old beekeeper who gave his bees a sugar mouse on Christmas day, these days the bees get a 2.5kg slab of invert candy.
If you want to learn to become a beekeeper, why not join our February training course? Details are on Worcestershire Beekeeper's website, www.wbka.uk.
This page is published by Paul Cooke
Hagley & Stourbridge Beekeepers' Association promote and support beekeepers in the area though training courses and mentoring. We run a training apiary at Iverley.
Hagley & Stourbridge Beekeepers is part of Worcestershire Beekeepers' Association which in turn is part of the British Beekeepers' Association.
No one knows when we started because all our records were lost in 1998, we believe it was sometime in the 19th century.
Our aim is to buy a fragment of land in the area with vehicle access and nearby parking for up to ten cars, where we can establish a permanent teaching apiary with storage for our equipment.