We will be taking the supers off the hives at Iverley at 11:00 am.
The branch owns a nine-frame radial extractor which you can hire at £3 a day and many new beekeepers hired the extractor for a day to extract one or two supers only to find, well, cleaning it is a tiresome task...
Again this year you can bring your supers to the Apiary Manager's house and extract them, no mess, helpful advice, loads of tea and all it will cost you is your cappings.
If you can't make today then this event tends to drift over a whole week, clean-up day is usually Saturday 14 August.
Bring your supers and a tub to put your honey in.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org