Rugby Bee Keepers Association maintain an apiary with a view to assisting the members, particularly new ones, with developing their bee keeping skills.

The apiary needs weekly checks through the swarm season, and regular visits to monitor health, space, stores, health etc. through the rest of the year.

Read more: The RBKA Branch Apiary

Asian Hornet

Tips for the Month:

  • Keep a watch for the Asian Hornet and maintain traps for wasps if these are a nuisance. Notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a picture if possible.

  • Heft hives every few weeks to to gauge from their weight how much the bees have been consuming and how they are faring during the winter . If you are concerned that the hive is feeling light, put a block of fondant over the feed hole of the crown board.

Read more: November 2019

Asian Hornet

Tips for the Month:

  • Put on mouse guards - mice can squeeze through incredibly small entrances so even narrowing your entrance may not deter them

  • Complete your varroa treatments early in the month if you have not already done so. Remember to record batch numbers and dates of application and removal and keep these records for 5 years as we are required to do by legislation.....

Read more: October 2019

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