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Working party this Sunday (24 March)

There will be a working party between 10-12 on Sunday at the Brockley Apiary.

The site is really coming together beautifully, on Sunday we have 30 metres of hedgerow to put in, erection of the flight screens and some general tidying up to do.

Most importantly we need to pick the design for the new […]

Keep Britain Buzzing – free seeds from the Soil Association

Free packet of organic phacelia seeds (and a very cool buzzy reggae version of “Don’t Worry, Bee Happy”).

Change of programme date for Polyhives and Long Hives

Due to clashes with dates for events being run by Avon Beekeepers, the event being run by Steve Brain at The Limes, Kenn on Polyhives and Long Hives is being moved to Saturday 20 April 2013, replacing the planned Blagdon, Clevedon and District Bee Keepers event on Saturday 6 April 2013.


For those wishing […]

Apiary Working Party 3 March 2013

Many thanks to all those who helped to bash posts in on Sunday morning. The pictures answer the question, ‘how many men does it take to supervise two working’! Nevertheless in 2 hours we had all the posts in and one rail attached.

I have done some further work today and attached the lower rail; […]

Message from ABKA chair Neil Redman regarding BeeBase

“Avon now has to share their Bee Inspector with Devon, Somerset, Isles of Scilly and Cornwall making communication a little more difficult. In order to ensure that any disease notifications and awareness can be quickly distributed it is recommended by the Executive Committee of Avon that all members of Avon are registered on the BeeBase […]

Avon Beekeepers AGM Sat 16 March 2013

Members of Avon Beekeepers Association are invited to the 39th Annual General Meeting. Hosted by Bristol Branch At 2.30 pm on Saturday 16th March 2013 at Lincombe Barn, Downend Folk House.

You get get the agenda and associated papers by clicking this link 2013 AGM booklet 4 web


Apiary working party Sunday 3 March

Dear All

I know it’s very short notice, but I want to try to get the apiary operational by the start of April and to this end I would like to get some fencing done this Sunday morning 10- 12.

If you can help it would be greatly appreciated.

Mainly muscle power needed, but if […]

Beekeeping Year – March

Here’s what you should be doing this month:-

Ensure beekeeping clothing is clean and ready for use Go to Branch apiary practice meetings Take Modules Go to Avon AGM (We host it this year!) Plan shopping list for the year and consider visiting Stoneleigh First quick inspection Prepare to wash/replace gloves if diseased/ dead […]