Gregynog Apiary Report

The BeeHolder, Winter 2013

We have reached the end of another beekeeping season, which after a very slow start turned out to be very satisfactory for the majority of us. After the higher than average losses last winter, the number one priority in Gregynog has been to increase our colony numbers. At time of writing this we have ten colonies all fed and put to bed for the winter.

As a small bonus there we were able to harvest about 80lbs of honey which will hopefully find it's way into the Gregynog shop (delicate negotiations over size of jars and price per pound are still in progress). This will raise the profile of the apiary with visitors to Gregynog and also help to offset our feed bill.

Some of you will already know that I won't be apiary manager next year. Decisions will be made shortly as to how the apiary will be managed in the future and by whom. If you would like to be involved in running the apiary, or have a say in how it is run, let a member of the committee know and watch out for notice of meetings.

 Dave Bennett Bee

Dave Bennett
Apiary Manager