Members are welcome to attend the Association Apiary by arrangement outside of our usual Association meetings.  If you would like to go along, please contact the Lead to check timings and to let them know to expect you. Remember that the weather can lead to last minute changes … a quick phone call could save a wasted journey!

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Sat 9th July 11.00am – Leads … Trevor Ford and Chris Thompson

Sun  17th July  2.00pm – Leads … Sarah More and Brian Godfrey . This will be a good opportunity for anyone who has never done a shook swarm before to help Sarah and Brian carry out the procedure on one of our colonies. Brian has checked a sample of the bees and identified Nosema spores … a shook swarm should help them to clear the infection.

Sat 23rd July 2.30pm – Leads … Ken Bishop and Sally Beeson

Sun 31st July 2.30pm – Leads … Hils Moir and Michele Vassar

Sat 6th August … see calendar of events on front page

Sat 13th August 11.00am – Leads … Trevor Ford and Chris Thompson

Sunday 21st August 10.30am – Leads … Sarah More and Brian Godfrey. Apiguard treatments for some of the colonies will be administered during this session. Sarah and Brian will also be identifying suitable colonies to take to the Melplash Show.

Sat 27th/ Sun 28th August time tbc – Leads … Caroline Dilke and Carole Astbury

Sun 11th September 10.30 am – Leads … Hils Moir and Carole Astbury

Sat 17th/ Sun 18th September 10.30am – Leads … Trevor Ford and Carole Astbury

Sat 24th September 3.00 pm – Leads … Michele Vassar and Sally Boxall

Sat 1st Ocober 10.30 am – Final apiary meeting … and grand clear up … all help gratefully received!

For further details contact the Association Secretary by email or telephone: secretary@westdorsetbees.org.uk Tel 01308 456210