Worcester Beekeepers

Training Apiary News

Saturday 22nd June 10 a.m.
Apiary meeting - Seasoned beekeepers and guests welcome!
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News

Wishing all our members a successful year of beekeeping.

Remember to check that your bees have enough stores to get them through till Spring.

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Ouch, i’ve been stung!

What to do if you get stung

It is enevitable as a beekeeper or just being around bees that you will at sometime or another get stung. When you have been stung, you should remove the sting asap by scraping the sting with your finger nail or hive tool – try not to squeeze it as this will just force in more venom. The normal reaction to a sting is for it to become itchy and swell up. The swelling may not happen straight away, it could even happen the following day, but is likely to last up to three days. If you have persistent pain around the area seek immediate medical advice.

Some people can have a severe reaction to being stung. Even one sting can be fatal. Read the attached leaflet produced by the British Beekeeper’s Association which gives general information and advice on dealing with bee stings.

Print a copy of this leaflet and keep it with you at all times.

Download leaflet

Hive inspection record

This form will help you to keep accurate records of your hive.

Bee ID guide

A short guide to identifying honeybees, bumblebees, wasps/hornets and hoverflies.

Membership form

Become a member. Complete this form.

Sting Information

It is inevitable as a beekeeper or just being around bees that you will at sometime or another get stung!

Branch equipment

Please email Roy Round at villagebees@gmail.com to check availability or to reserve equipment.

Glossary

Glossary of bee keeping terms for reference.