Report from the branch meeting of 26 September 2015

This afternoon’s meeting was well attended with around 18 members present, both to listen to a talk from Sue and Keith on the points to keep in mind when preparing entries for a honey show, and also to take part in the final hive inspections of the year. For the latter, we divided into three groups – beginners and would-be beginners, then two groups of people who were more advanced.

Julie showed the beginners (including one very small beginner…) the things to look for when checking frames in a hive for good health at this time of year – as shown in the photo below:

A lot to look for

A lot to look for

Keith was demonstrating the use of the double floor he had constructed to use in drying wet supers, in this case with three supers from this apiary stacked on the right hand side of the floor, shown in the picture below:

How to dry supers without getting them refilled

How to dry supers without getting them refilled

All in all it was a very constructive afternoon.

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