St Albans news by Anne Wingate

At the time of writing the catkins are finished and the pussy willow bushes in the hedgerows are balls of yellow with bees gathering the pollen when the weather is warm. There is a field of oil seed rape (OSR) showing a very large area in flower in mid March! Will it be a good year for honey?

Our next event is the Apiary clean up on Saturday 21st at 10am - 12 midday. Teas, coffee and buns will be provided. Please come along with gardening tools i.e. gloves, cutters and fork to prepare the Apiary for the coming season. New members are most welcome and hive sites may be allocated to those taking part in the "Loan-a-Hive" scheme.

Thank you to all the helpers at the HBKA AGM. It takes the pressure off when people lend a hand.

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