Bees in the Garden – 40th Anniversary Special

Did you know that this year we are celebrating 40 years of our permanent apiary sighting on the Shugborough Estate?

A small piece of land was granted by the estate and opened by Lord Lichfield on 3rd September 1983.

On 2nd September, South Staffs Beekeepers will be celebrating in the Walled Garden of the Shugborough Estate (opposite reception) between 10am and 3pm.

There will be games and children’s activities, honey tasting and sales a candle rolling workshop and an opportunity to meet our beekeepers and our bees in the observation hive!

Come on down and celebrate with us, we can’t wait to see you!

Bees in the Garden – Sunday 6th August

Join us this Sunday 6th August, in the walled garden of the Shugborough Estate. South Staffordshire & District Beekeepers Association will be selling honey and candles 10am until 3pm. Come and meet some of our members and learn about the bees kept on the estate at Shugborough. We will be located in the walled garden opposite reception. We can’t wait to see you!

This is some of our members and young volunteers at last month’s event, we completely sold out of honey so if you’d like some make sure you come early!

First Bee Safari of 2022

This morning Members had the pleasure of attending Jan Horstink’s Apiary for the first bee safari of 2022.

Jan has an Apiary in Haughton with approximately 15-20 colonies in a number of hives, nucs, and a top bar hive.

It was a gloriously warm sunny morning in beautiful surroundings and the attending Members worked together to review and inspect a number of colonies, following a short briefing from Jan on each colony’s current status.

Afterwards Members cooled off refreshments and Jan’s signature Danish Apple Tart, (which I can confirm was extremely delicious!) and were them treat to a tour of Brazenhill Honey House – a very envious sight indeed!

Huge thanks to Jan for the kind invitation to visit your home and Apiary. The morning was thoroughly enjoyed by all.