31st December 2016
The club held a meeting at the branch apiary to treat the colonies with oxalic acid and also to enjoy a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine!
David Brown, the apiary manager, demonstrated how to treat bee colonies with oxalic acid using the 5ml dispensers. Using a dispenser helps to ensure the right amount of oxalic is distributed along each seam.
John Hooper then put this technique into practice on a national hive and then on the top bar hive. The top bar hive proved to be somewhat feisty so their treatment was undertaken rather quickly!