Meet the bees
Friday, 18 August 2017
Wadsworth Environment Group decided half a dozen years ago to do something practical locally to help the bees. The founding members went on the beekeeping course run by Halifax Beekeepers Association, raised some money from the Co-op Community Fund to get started and buy the kit, and became the proud Carers of a colony of bees.
We run our apiaries as a community activity. The members share the responsibility and, when there is a surplus on the hives, have a share of the honey crop too.
During the season, from approximately April to September, there are regular inspections of the colonies. Over the winter months, there is less to do, sorting out and cleaning up kit, treating for varroa and brushing snow off the hives to keep the entrances clear.
We have regular meetings during the season to plan and help co-ordinate our activities. We also attend a few local events in Wadsworth and we had a stall at Midgely Show again this year.
New members welcomed
We would welcome new members to our group. If you or your children want to come and have a look at the bees, to see if it's an activity you would enjoy, we have suits to borrow, including some for young people.
Please get in touch if I you would be interested in meeting the bees, and perhaps joining our group.
David Holmes - 01422 843486
Marcella Walsh - firstname.lastname@example.org