Pollen Day – Sunday 1st July

Please join us at the Lydney apiary on Sunday 1st July for our DFB Pollen Day.  We'll be there be between 8am and 8pm and closing the pollen traps on 3 hives every hour.  The aim is to identify how different hives forage on different plants, how the forage changes during the day and what the bees are actually foraging on.  Feel free to drop in and out as you need to, perhaps also a good opportunity to bring in a sample of 30 adult bees from

Apiary sessions begin Thursday 5th April

Our Thursday evening apiary sessions begin again on Thursday 5th April.  Hopefully the weather will be kind and we'll be able to open the hives to check how they have fared over winter.  We know we've lost five hives due to suspected isolation starvation during the recent cold spells but hopefully the rest will be doing well. Now is a good time to think about what you want to achieve with your beekeeping this year.  What do you want to gain

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