Meet the team looking after the King's honey bees

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Another successful crop of honey has been harvested from the College apiary, thanks to the hard work of King’s Beekeeping Society members. At the end of a busy weekend harvesting and processing the honey from the two College hives, outgoing Beekeeping Society President Tomas Deingruber commented:  

After losing a colony to a bee disease last autumn we have focused on expanding our apiary back to two hives. This led to a lower honey harvest this year compared to last year. However, we were still very pleased to see that we were able to harvest two 'supers' of honey, which gave us about 68 jars of varying sizes, totalling some 53 lbs (excess of 24 kg) of honey.

All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of more than 20 people who have lent their hand over the course of the past year, whether in the running of the Society, during the weekly inspections, or the honey harvest weekend itself. A special thanks goes to the Society’s outgoing vice-president Anna and treasurer Theo, who will be taking over as the ‘Queen Bee’ of our Society for the next season.

As in previous years, this autumn the Beekeeping Society will be looking to welcome some ‘newbees’ so if you are interested to learn more about beekeeping, do get in touch with Tomas at td363@cam.ac.uk.
 

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