Programme of Events

Programme of Events 2019

July 2019

Sat 6 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Routine inspection of colonies, swarm prevention, last Varroa entrapment frames check.

Sat 13 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Routine inspection of colonies, swarm prevention, last Varroa entrapment frames check.

Sat 20 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Preparation for honey crop extraction in the two weeks’ time in Ruxley Apiary. Consolidation of frames with honey..

Sat 27 – Baldwyns and Ruxley
Apiary 2pm – Routine inspection of colonies, consolidation of frames with honey.

August 2019

Thu 1 – Baldwyns and Ruxley Apiaries
6:30pm – Blowing bees out of supers, and supers removed to Ruxley pavilion.

Sat 3 – Ruxley Apiary
10am – 4pm Extraction of honey crop. 12:30 lunch with drinks.

Sat 10 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Check up on stores and colonies fed with sugar syrup.

Sat 17 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Insertion of Varroa treatment to all colonies.

Sat 24 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Top-up of food to all colonies.

Sat 31 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Varroa treatment topped up

September 2019

Sat 7 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Colonies fed as required. Removal of all elderberry bushes from the perimeter hedge.

Sat 14 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Varroa treatment withdrawn and discarded, colonies fed if required. Trimming of our hedges

Sat 21 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Last check on amount of stores in all colonies. Hedge given its final trim from inside

Sat 28 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Repairs to hive parts, tidying of apiary.

October 2019

Sat 5 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Tidying of apiary, bonfire, repairs to hive parts.

Sat 12 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Repairs to hive parts, Tidying of apiary. Bring suitable tools.

Sat 19 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Repairs to hive parts, Tidying of apiary. Installation of mouse guards and woodpecker cages. Bring suitable tools.

Sat 26 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Repairs to hive parts, Tidying of apiary. Installation of mouse guards and woodpecker mesh.

November 2019

Sat 2 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Cleaning of equipment, repairs.

Sat 9 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Cleaning of equipment, repairs.

Sat 16 – Venue TBA
2pm – AGM

Sat 23 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Cleaning of equipment, repairs. If deemed essential, oxalic acid treatment for Varroa.

Sat 30 – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Cleaning up equipment, repairs.

December 2019

Sat 7 – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – If deemed essential, oxalic acid treatment for Varroa.
Early mince pies with mulled wine, final check before the apiaries are closed.

Sat 14 – Both Apiaries closed.

Sat 21 – Both Apiaries closed.

Sat 28 – Both Apiaries closed.

 

 

Contacts

Chairman
Bob Smith : 020 8300 1807

Vice Chairman
David Rea : 07973 802 569

Branch Secretary
Lilian Oorthuysen-Dunne : 020 8301 2496

Apiarist
Rudy Repka : 01689 828062

Ruxley Apiary Managers
Paul Fisher: 01322 403488
David Hemingway: 020 8859 8176
Peter Jones: 020 8298 0611
Donna Hoy: 01322 613462

Baldwyns Apirary Managers
Mike Hill : 020 8859 4990

Frances King : 020 8855 4535

Membership
Colin Newton : 020 8301 0137

Swarms:

David Rea: 07973 802 569

Keith Dungate: 07909682080
Colin Newton: 020 8301 0137

General Enquiries
ruxleybeekeepers@yahoo.com