Thanks to everyone that turned up last evening. Although we were fewer in number I think the level of conversation, now that most people have had direct experience with their own bees, covered a far wider range of topics. It is obvious that even with limited exposure to bees the levels of knowledge are growing very quickly.
Good Luck to those installing swarms over the next few days; don't forget to take plenty of picture and report back here. On the way back from the meeting I got a call regarding a swarm near Ilkeston, which I am collecting this evening (anyone still wanting bees get in touch).
Hopefully see you all next month.