August 2012 news

Skep making workshop

Saturday’s Skep making Workshop at Capel Curig was greatly oversubscribed. Over 50 people applied for the 15 places. We learned about the different types of skeps and the best straw to use, and we spent the day quietly engrossed in converting a large pile of straw into various useful skeps.img_0959

Many thanks to Martin Buckle who led the workshop, and to the Snowdonia Society Ty Hyll Honeybee Initiative, which works with the National Beekeeping Centre Wales to promote honeybees and beekeeping. The Skep Workshop was generously funded by the Countryside Council for Wales. Click here and scroll right down to see more pictures of the Skep Workshop. We hope to organize another skep workshop next year.

Saturday 1st September—Apiary meeting

Tal y Cafn at 2.30pm
Our last meeting of the summer. Treating the bees with Apiguard. Contact Chris Clarke for supplies of Apiguard.

Queens and nucs

Mated queens and end of season nucs for sale Please email Peter McFadden for contact details.

More apiary sessions

Apiary sessions at Furnace Farm, Tal y Cafn will run regularly through September, weather permitting. See the Bees Wales Facebook page. More volunteers are wanted at NBCW, in the Visitor Centre or as Apiary Makers. Contact or just call in at Furnace Farm.

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