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Honey Storing and Other Activities

Tuesday, August 29th 2017

The main mission today for our Tuesday team of volunteers was trimming back vegetation along the access track. Just like a hedge in your garden at home, without trimming it goes a bit wild and we think it’s better not to have branches rubbing along visiting vehicles!

Other jobs of the day included the regular task of filling our main bird feeders, as well as picking the first of our apples, repairs to a couple of pond dipping nets and to a puncture on one of the trailers.

Around lunchtime Alison and Allister, members of Richmond and District Beekeepers’ Association, popped in to do their regular monitoring of our observation bee hive. The bees seem to have been doing well; with the recent nice weather they have been out foraging and now have some honey stores. They are starting to seal the honey in cells with wax for use in leaner times of the year.

Thanks to everyone who helped today.

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