North Herts news by Christine Phillips

With the swarming season suddenly upon us our new “beeline” seems to be working very well. Helen's good planning and organisation is allowing volunteers from each area to be contacted to collect swarms and those wanting a swarm to receive one, so a big thank you Helen!


After Graham and Derrick's indoor beginners meetings, outdoor teaching began at Graham's apiary in April but will from now on be at our Stevenage Garden Centre apiary where there is, so far, one association hive and several others belonging to individual members.

Please meet in the car park at 12.00 on Saturdays.

Apiary meetings

Graham hosted the first of the year (our chairman does keep busy!) and an interesting afternoon was enjoyed by 16 people, with tea and cakes magically appearing from Graham's bus.

Nortonbury clearup was not well attended but thanks go to Dave Mathews and John Nichol and Graham.

Next meeting will be at Andy Johnston's on June 5th followed by PatVeasey's on June19th


The several public events where N. Herts BKA will have a stall are on the calendar but a new one is Stevenage Fun Day on August 22nd in the Town Centre Gardens. Anyone who would like to participate in any of these events will be very welcome either selling honey or talking about bees. It's an experience worth having at least once! Just get in touch with those running the stall or me.

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