Another Event Success

Dear Members,

Many thanks to everyone who managed to join us last Saturday for our successful frame making and box building event at Hilton Green.

It was rather warm working in the polytunnel but we managed to overcome the heat and complete the task in hand to the sound of some extremely loud hammering which was only temporarily interrupted to partake in refreshments and delicious cakes and scones home baked by our members.

Once again, huge thanks.


Chris Shaw & Team at Hilton Green

Just a few days to go……..

Dear Members,

Just a few days to go before our next event, frame making and box building at our Hilton Green Apiary.

Don’t forget to bring your pin hammer, pliers and a mug for your beverage.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 19th March from 10:00am.


Chris Shaw & Team at Hilton Green

The club bees go on holiday…

We have now completed the temporary apiary move requested by the National Trust and for at least a couple of seasons we will be operating from the Kennels paddock area at Shugborough.

The National Trust have supplied us with electricity, a water supply and even our own toilet facilities (portaloo) to make life a bit more luxurious.

To move the bees from our old apiary to the new site we sent them on holiday to our Hilton Green apiary for a couple of weeks during November.

This was to ensure that they didn’t wander back to the old location by mistake.

The club bees at Hilton Green Holiday Camp

The club would like to say a big thank you to Chris and Alan Brewin, Clive Stewart, Chris Shaw, Phil Atkin and the all the teams members who made this happen.

Work party members take a welcome break…

Another big thank you is due to Woody Woodward and her catering team who supplied tea and cakes to the members who came along to help with the big move. Thank you to you all.

Apiary life in pictures

Our Hilton Green Apiary looking very busy in the June sunshine.

Thank you to all the club members who look after the bees on this site.

Due to a lack of forage we were feeding bees at Shugborough in late May mainly due to a month of cold wet weather. We hope you kept your bees fed too.

The old club marquee is being erected again at Shugborough after being in storage for more than 18 months.

But the question is, where are we putting it?