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Below are a few photos taken by Bridget at one of our regular meetings at the association's apiary 

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 dcp_0547websize2.jpg (104233 bytes)    I wonder What they are doing

dcp_0546websize2.jpg (101555 bytes)    Ah! that's it . Eric's first attempt at grafting.

bridgets smoker    Careful use of the smoker

A few snaps taken by Graham at the show at " Tredegar House "

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More from Graham

This Plaque is behind the cafe near to the shop selling oriental furniture at Symonds Yat.

The Bee is such a busy soulTy Bach???

He has no time for birth control

And that is why at times like these     

 We have so many sons of Bees.

(Is there a mistake here I ask myself.?)


I wouldn't like to be stung by that one.<-A large model of a Bee at the Eden project in CornwallHaven't they done well.


The Worcester Beekeepers stand at the Malvern Autumn Show in September.->


What on earth is that on there!

<-Arthur Taylor judging a Frame of honey


with built in clearer board?


                                A Hexagon box comb full of honey->(with a built in Queen excluder???)

my apiary looking westmy apiary looking east Hedge trimmed, and grass cut at the web masters apiary, all ready for the new season. With a view from the other direction.


bees in busy flight on Mar 3rdWhoopee. its the 3rd march and the sun has come out

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Below we have a series of pictures taken by Graham at the first apiary meeting  this year.2002.  and illustrates the associations dedication to educating the young for the future. The children were a family of 5 year old triplets, who demonstrated absolutely no fear, and appeared to enjoy the whole episode. Many thanks to Graham for sending us these photographs.

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                                      Some of the guests at Gareths "Open Day" At the "Wye Valley Apiaries" Our editor has successfully hidden herself from the camera.

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P7280003.JPG (282644 bytes) Spinning well at 1/3 revs


P7280002.JPG (286329 bytes) Draining to the last drop

.     Can any one in the association identify this gentleman.? Your suggestions  to the editor please

This is what happens if you get caught out unprepared for a swarm and don't fill the super with foundation. This colony was collected as a swarm the second week in July and on the 1st Aug had all ready filled the brood box,P8030014.JPG (279501 bytes) and had begun to cap the 5 frames in the super. they couldn't wait for the rest of the frames in and this was the result

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