Don't forget that annual subscriptions are now due for 2018. Print off the form on the membership page and send it to Steve Wilson our membership secretary.
Things to do in May
Continue making weekly inspections.
Check the queen has room to lay.
Add queen exluder and super.
Add an extra super when bees are covering 6/7 frames in the one below.
Prepare spare supers and super frames.
Be generous with supers as the space is needed more for the bees than the honey.
Exchange 2 old brood frames for frames with new foundation.
Manage swarms, check for queen cells, spilit a strong colony, prepare your your swarm collection kit.
Consider setting up for a bait hive.
Monitor varroa mite drop.
Extract oilseed rape honey when flowers fade in fields.