First apiary meeting

Beginners at hive inspection at apiary

Our first Apiary Meeting of the year will be on Saturday 30th April and we'll be looking at how to collect samples of bees ahead of the Annual Nosema Testing Day next month.  Why not come along and practice before collecting from your own hives.

Beekeepers have all heard about Nosema disease, but what is it?  This is valuable knowledge for all new beekeepers as they learn how to manage their colonies and hopefully keep the bees as healthy as possible as we continually find ways to battle the diseases facing honey bees and other pollinators in this country.

Mick Street has written a very extensive document about Nosema Disease which affects the life of the worker both in its activities as a nurse bee and as a forager.