Programme of Events

August 2021

Sat 7 – Ruxley Apiary

  2pm: Removal from hives of empty supers, colonies fed with sugar syrup and pollen substitute, insertion of Varroa treatment.

Sat 14 – Baldwyns Apiary

   2pm: Colonies fed with sugar syrup and pollen substitute, insertion of Varroa treatment.

Sat 21 – Ruxley Apiary

  2pm: Top up of food. Installation of grass paving matrix and seeding new grass.

Sat 28 – Baldwyns Apiary

2pm: Top up of food.

September 2021

Sat 4 – Ruxley Apiary

 2pm: If required, colonies fed some more syrup and pollen substitute. Removal of all elderberry bushes from the perimeter hedge.

Sat 11 – Baldwyns Apiary

2pm: If required, colonies fed some more syrup and pollen substitute. Trimming of our hedges.

Sat 18 – Ruxley Apiary

 2pm: Colonies checked for the amount of winter stores. If more food is required, colonies fed     some more.

Sat 25 – Baldwyns Apiary

 2pm: Last check on the amount of stores in all colonies. If more food is required, colonies given             their final feed. Removal of all Varroa treatment.

October 2021

Sat 2 – Ruxley Apiary

 2pm: Hedge given its trim from inside, repairs to hive parts, tidying up of the apiary. Bring tools.

Sat 9 – Baldwyns Apiary

 2pm: Repairs to hive parts, tidying up of the apiary. Bring suitable tools.

Sat 16 – Ruxley Apiary

 2pm: Repairs to hive parts, installation of mouse guards and woodpecker cages. Bring tools

Sat 23 – Baldwyns Apiary

 2pm: Repairs to hive parts, installation of mouse guards and woodpecker mesh. Bring tools.

Sat 30 – Ruxley Apiary

 2pm: Cleaning equipment, repairs.

November 2021

Sat 6 – Baldwyns Apiary

  2pm: Cleaning equipment, repairs.

Sat 13 Ruxley Apiary

  2pm: Cleaning equipment, repairs.

Sat 20 – Venue TBA

  2pm: AGM

Sat 27 – Ruxley Apiary

  2pm: Early mince pies with mulled wine.

December 2021

Sat 4 – Baldwyns Apiary

  2pm: MInce Pies with mulled Wine. Final Check before the apiaries are closed.

Sat 11 – Both Apiaries closed

Sat 18 – Both Apiaries closed.

Sat 25 – 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
Tony Moore: 01322 434674
Phil Hanson: 07950 646622
Peter Jones: 020 8298 0611

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