This month experienced members have been busy collecting swarms; seven in total. Once again Diane and Lindsay generously gave up their time and, having collected swarms, enabled two new members to have their first hives of bees.
Unfortunately one less experienced member recently lost a hive due to EFB. The hive was destroyed, rather than a creating a shook swarm, owing to the small amount of bees in the hive. The Bee Inspector found all other members hives were in good order.
The West Herts Beekeepers, although having a small membership, have excellent, informal apiary meetings every second and fourth Saturday of the month, at 3 pm, from April to October. Anyone wishing to learn more about beekeeping from experienced beekeepers, are more than welcome to come along.