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Last summer Barry Crossley made the great suggestion that we show each other pictures of our hives and apiaries in the Newsletter and we have featured some members’ apiaries in subsequent editions.
We have had lots of enthusiastic comments from members wanting to see more views of apiaries and the sort of places we keep our bees. So as we all love to see how the other half keep their bees here is another members’ apiary for you to admire.
Thanks to long time club member David Rawsthorne, for sharing his apiary with us. Dave’s hives are formed into an ark in a beautiful location at the edge of a wooded area.
The hives are part of a research project into bee behaviour and some have had sensors fitted to provide information on temperature and how many times the bees leave and return to the hive when foraging.
All very interesting and we will reveal more about the research and its findings in a future edition of the Newsletter.
Want to share a photograph of your hives or apiary with your fellow beekeepers? Send your apiary images to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in the next newsletter.
At the BBKA online bee quiz held as part of the online Spring Convention, the Club team of Stuart, Jo and Marie came second to Warwick and Leamington beating North Shropshire into 3rd place. Well done team, an excellent effort.