Welwyn news by Tamora Leslie

The First Saturday of the Month June Apiary Meeting and Api Tour were both a great success. Some new beekeepers saw their first new queen grub and royal jelly on that day. One heavily laden hive was divested of it's honey.

Two of our new members have just taken on their first bees. Please would new and existing members remember that if you get new bees you may need to have Bee Diseases Insurances, cover for 3 hives is included in your subscription. Please email me with any new details.

The Co-operative Group has recently joined up with BIBBA (Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association) to help map the native black bees in Great Britain. If you see a black bee, email a picture of it, along with details of when and where it was taken to campaigns@co-operative.coop On their website BIBBA ask for 30 actual bees to be posted to them! Is that number of black bees likely to be found in Hertfordshire?

Next month’s events:

11th July Ayot Horticultural Show (1400 to 1600)

12th July Mill Green Museum, Hatfield (1400 to 14:30)

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