The meeting started early at the Apiary with a couple of groups going over the winter preparation activities to consider at this time of year and the beginners’ group looking at a hive. John reminded us all to come with suitable footwear (wellies or ankle protection).
Back in the hall, Stuart Hatton from Hatton Lodge Apiary gave us a thorough description of the various UK approved varroa treatments and associated application methods.
Corresponding information can be downloaded on the BBKA website.
Arwell then highlighted the opportunity for new starters to enroll in the Eat Natural “Pollenation” initiative. Applications are now opened. Read more.
Wednesday 5th September, 7.30
Joint meeting with North Staffordshire branch
Hanchurch Village Hall, Whitmore Road, Hanchurch Crossroad, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 4DG
Speaker: Wally Shaw – Varroa and Deformed Wing Virus
Thursday 6th September, staging from 6pm, start of judging 7pm
Bradwall village hall
Show Manager: Alan Smith