Summer Meetings

For many of us summer is a long way off, but as we all know the bees are already starting to prepare and build up as you read this newsletter. In the spirit of preparing for what is ahead, just like the bees, WBK has been busy planning the summer meetings again for 2022 – Covid and of course any other factor apart. To that end please put a date in your diary for the first two summer meetings of 2022 in April and May. Also if there are any volunteers to host the June/September meetings please email me and we can arrange to chat. Availability of 2 – 3 hives is required, but other WBK members are happy to support the actual content of the meeting. Looking forward to seeing all of you at these.

Local queen rearing initiative

If you would be interested in joining a new group for rearing local queens, please contact Michael Main (

JunePreparing for the flow and taking honey offTypes of super. How many? Types of clearers and clearing methods Calibrating a refractometer
Teaching ApiaryJuly 9thAn inspector callsStewart Westsmith, Seasonal Bee Inspector, takes us through an inspection.
Paul and Helen BunclarkAugust 14thSummer SocialPaul and Helen’s Row Town apiary site
SeptemberPreparing for winterA detailed look at preparing and feeding bees for winter.

Our summer meeting schedule is almost full and we have some exciting and amazing venues on the list. Please put the date in your diary for the Summer Social event on August 14th; partners welcome and a fun time for all.

Please do come, beginners and all as it is great to catch up and swap experiences. For summer meetings please bring a mug and something savoury or sweet to share with the coffee and tea after.

PS: If you would like to host the June or September meeting please do drop me an email at

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