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Dr Jane Memmott shortlisted for Mayor’s Bristol Genius Award

Many of you will have enjoyed the talk from Jane Memmott at last years AGM.

Jane was working on an ambitious scientific project which aims to transform Bristol’s urban environment for pollinating insects, while making Bristol more attractive for residents and visitors, has been shortlisted for this year’s Bristol Genius Award.

Great work… Jane said […]

Interactive Pollen Chart

Check this out Thanks Sheffield BKA

National Honey Show

Are you new to beekeeping? Would you like to see what honey, combs, wax and mead should really look like? The National Honey Show is the ‘gold standard’ honey show, the equivalent of Wimbledon for tennis players, this year the 82nd National Honey Show. There are almost 250 classes and beekeepers come from […]

Roofers Required

If it is dry I would like to get the felt put on the shed roof at the apiary this Saturday (18 May). This is the last big job that needs doing and one I cannot do single-handed. It will not need hundreds of people, but if you could turn up to help it should […]

Branch meeting this Saturday 11 May

Long Hives and Warry Hives, 2pm, Saturday 11 May @ Tickenham Village Hall.

Talk by Jo Taylor and Kay Crowe, followed by a shared tea.

A Sting In The Tail…

BBC Radio 4 Book Of The Week, Dave Goulson details the mysterious ways of the bumblebee. Read by Tim McInnerny.

Listen here

North Somerset Agricultural Show

On Bank Holiday Monday several members of the branch enjoyed a day in the sun at the North Somerset Agricultural Show. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Chew Valley Hire Ltd we were able to put on a good display and had a very busy day with a continuous stream of visitors to our stand. […]

We have a shed!

Well done David Welham, David Capon and Phil Clemente for building the floor and walls on Saturday.

Finish “push” at the Sunday session got the roof on!

Once we had finished playing with the shed there was a lecture and demonstration on “showing live bees at public events” by club President Tom Salter, who transferred […]

Apiary Sessions – Start at 10am for rest of season

Don’t forget… the Sunday sessions start from 10am for the rest of the year now things have warmed up a bit.

More details on the club apiary is here

Beekeeping Year – May

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

Move to 1 week inspection (or clipped queens) Look for drones & queen cells Put Queen excluders on Put first super(s) on Ensure Queen has plenty of room to lay Consider taking a small nuc to raise a fresh queen Consider Snelgrove split

(Important keep Queen […]