On Saturday 24th July, Shugborough apiary was at last able to open its doors again to all members. Incredibly, this was the first time that we could all meet together since the end of 2019.
So, it was good to be able to meet up with friends and colleagues who we hadn’t seen for what seemed, and was, a very long time.
It seemed that some kind of normality was returning. Although, the bees didn’t know any different and just carried on as if nothing had happened.
At this point, we must all say a big thank you to the members who have kept the apiary going during the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns.
As you all know, there are always lots of jobs to do in the apiary, bees to feed and treat, equipment to be made up or cleaned, and honey to be removed and extracted.
The beginners course with Stuart and his team was able to run again this year and Trevor organised BBKA assessments for the Basic Assessment and Honey Bee Health Certificate with a 100% success rate.
Well done to all those members who were involved, as both of the above initiatives require the apiary and the bees to be ready for business as usual.
It is only thanks to our volunteer teams that it was possible to run our education programme this year.
Come along and join them and get more out of your beekeeping in 2022.