NBB Apiary Field Day – January 2023
It is advisable to wear boots to the club apiary day, even if it hasn’t rained for some time. Your shoes may get muddy if you choose to wear them.
At the January Apiary Day we will perform regular management activities to check on the health of the brood in the hive, monitor for space and diseases, and see if there is any honey ready to harvest. These are crucial activities for all of us to carry out regularly during the summer period.
As the DPI regulations require all of registered beekeepers to perform an alcohol wash on the hives every 16 weeks, this process has been completed on the club hives. However, the process can be demonstrated for any attendees that need to learn this essential task to monitor for the spread of varroa mites.
They will be working under the current Biosecurity (varroa mite) Emergency Order rules that are in place. Given these have been changing on a frequent basis, it’s well worth checking the DPI website for the current rules apply to the location where your bees are located. The club apiary is currently in a blue General Emergency Zone. https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/varroa
As always, there will be plenty of time to ask any beekeeping related question.
The apiary is located at 2 Spicer Rd NORTH, Oxford Falls.
If you come via Wakehurst Pkwy, turn into Oxford Falls Rd West and around 200 meters after the causeway it’s the first road on the left.
Please park on the road on one side so you don’t block the road, and walk 50 m up the driveway to arrive at the apiary (NO PARKING ON THE PROPERTY)
For those who don’t have a veil, the club has a limited number for hire at $5.00 (various sizes)
Biosecurity Gloves are available for all participants. Please leave your own gloves and tools at home to reduce the risk of spreading disease from one apiary to another.