The fine weather this month has provided good conditions for treating our colonies against varroa, using thymol-based treatments such as Apiguard (other treatments are available). The warm weather also allows syrup used for feeding to be converted effectively into stores for use over winter - a task which I personally confess to leaving very late. Our face-to-face meetings are continuing on the 3rd Monday of the month, and the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust this month provided a fascinating account of their plans to introduce beavers at Willington (only a few, in a restricted area).
The latest newsletter, with some important information about our use of the training apiary, and the honey show schedule are attached (in case you missed it last time). Do respond to the challenge of entering exhibits in the Honey Show on the 9-10 October. It is a fun event, and provides a great opportunity for the public to enjoy the results of our craft and learn more about it. And you may be pleasantly surprised! You'll find the entry form just below.