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29 MARCH 2020 AT 2.00 PM Sweet Bee

An Hour for the Queen hosted by Hagley & Stourbridge Branch

Weather permitting (in 2013 and 2018 we had deep snow and 2015 heavy rain); just an hour of your time is needed to clean and tidy the apiary.  Again this year we need to remove of litter, plastic and dead undergrowth.

Molehills in an apiary are a real hazard, imagine tripping on one while carrying a beehive, so we need to rake out any that have appeared over the winter. 

Turn up with a garden litter sack, a spade, fork, bill-hook, garden rake and stout groves and if it's warm a bee suit.


The branch apiary is located on the Stourbridge to Kidderminster road at Iverley.

From Stourbridge take the A451 signposted Kidderminster.  Travel up hill past the Crown Public House and leave the 40 mph limit.  As you descend from the crest of the hill the apiary is in 300 metres on your right, look out for the large tree covered mound in field behind the large oak tree.

From Kidderminster take A451 signposted Stourbridge, cross over the staggered junction of the Caunsall to Churchill road and the apiary  is in 600 metres on your left, look out for the tree covered mound of earth.


Park in the lay-by on the A451 just uphill from the apiary or on the verge by the large oak tree. PLEASE BE CAREFUL OF PASSING TRAFFIC!

HSBKA Branch Apiary
OS SO 880 811


Paul Cooke 07757116340

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