The sun was out so it was a good day to attend the first bee club meeting of the weekend.
The first part of the meeting was part of the yearly AGM, a new vice president and some other club roles were nominated. I was nominated by one of the committee members “Martin” to join the club committee. Which I have accepted, let's hope I can offer some positive help to the club. Not totally sure what this will involve and what Martin has got me into 🙂
James Fitzgerald was awarded the bee-keeper of the year award by the president Kim for his good work maintaining the clubs apiary site. Thanks James for all your efforts.
Today's discussion involved feeding your bees. Various feeders were discussed including a frame feeder and a home-made top feeder that Paul Brown had made. This was used on one of the club hives. He used white sugar and wet the sugar with some sugar syrup.
It was also discussed the best thing to feed your bees is their own honey, which we agree with, we also say it's better for the bees to have they own honey and survive than having it in our cupboard and the bees die.
Great to see a number of new beginner beekeepers at the meeting today, hopefully they will all get hives soon and start helping out the bees.
Some more photos (Click on them to expand)
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