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Swarming is a natural process. Most swarms occur on warm sunny days from May to the end of July usually between 11am - 4pm
If you think you've got a swarm please click below
I think I have a swarm of Honey Bees
Please inform us if the swarm leaves your property or someone else collects the swarm
This will save a wasted journey
Our volunteer beekeepers can only assist in cases of swarms of Honey Bees
So You Want to Keep Bees!
Newbattle Beekeepers Association runs a course each year to help new beekeepers learn the art and craft of beekeeping. The course gives aspiring beekeepers a good working knowledge of both the theory and practical aspects of beekeeping.
We are recruiting participants for the 2023-24 year long course due to start in early July. If your are interested in finding out more click on the link: I Want to Keep Bees
It was all hands to the deck on Saturday when fourteen members joined the work party to prepare equipment, garden, apiary and cottage for the new season of beekeeping.
Hive parts were painted, cleaned and sorted. The seeds were planted in the raised planting beds and the garden and apiary were made tidy. The steam cleaner worked overtime in the first stage of cleaning wooden hive parts that were then scrubbed by the cleaning team using a soda crystal wash
(L to R) Jonathan & Ross painting hive parts
Zander, Lorraine and camera shy Keith scrubbing crown boards & queen excluders
Helen C and Val working in the raised garden beds
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