Current news from Hagley & Stourbridge Beekeepers' Association
A honeybee born today will not be equipped to collect honey for nearly two months so early in January The Queen starts laying lots of eggs so there are lots of bees to forage in the warm days ahead.
You are comfortable at 22 degrees C, have you been to Spain and walked out into 35 degrees and gone whew it's hot? Well right now it's 35 degrees in a beehive, all due to the honey the bees collected last season.
This page is published by Paul Cooke
Hagley & Stourbridge Beekeepers' Association promote and support beekeepers in the area though training courses and mentoring. We run a training apiary at Iverley.
Hagley & Stourbridge Beekeepers is part of Worcestershire Beekeepers' Association which in turn is part of the British Beekeepers' Association.
No one knows when we started because all our records were lost in 1998, we believe it was sometime in the 19th century.
Our aim is to buy a fragment of land in the area with vehicle access and nearby parking for up to ten cars, where we can establish a permanent teaching apiary with storage for our equipment.