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June Committee minutes available

The minutes of the June committee meeting are available here

If you’re a club member and don’t know the password, contact the webmaster here

Apiary Grand Opening!

Dear Members Please find attached your invitation to the opening of our new branch apiary. The apiary itself has been in use for some weeks to give new beekeepers some hands-on experience. No doubt you’ve watched its progress on the website but the committee hopes that as many of you as possible will come to […]

Varroa Control

John Banks (our Programme Manager) has been using this spreadsheet to record his varroa levels and hive weights.

You can see John’s data for the last season, and how it works.

Here is a blank spreadsheet for you to use.

The spreadsheet uses the inputted data to calculate advisory steps to be taken, that can […]

Discount on jars and packaging from Freeman and Harding

Judi from Freeman and Harding has been in touch to remind us that they offer a generous 10% discount on all orders (no matter how small) to BBKA members.

Click the link above, or find details on the links page

Bee Craft Photography Competition

I’m sure you are all busy in your Association and personal apiaries and coming across some fantastic photo opportunities.

Don’t miss the chance to win a complete National hive with gabled roof, (1st prize for UK entries), or a year’s subscription to Bee Craft plus the two books from Celia Davis: The Honey Bee Inside […]

The Winscombe and Sandford village website

The website is celebrating it’s first anniversary, a great place for local news and events.

Check it out…

www.winscombeandsandford.org.uk

contact@winscombeandsandford.org.uk

 

Swarm in a postbox…

David Welham and Phil Clemente took the swarm below from a postbox in Christon… First class!

Details of our swarm collection service is here

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Apiary Working Party Update

Many thanks to all those who turned up to the working party.

We now have a watertight shed, a mulched hedge and a sunken bath. Bookings for spa treatment now being taken.

Pictures below of the workers in action.

I’m sure you will agree the apiary is now looking good.

David Capon Apiary Manager

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Apiary Working Party – Saturday 8th June

Dear All: Brockley Apiary

The apiary site is progressing well, but needs a few more jobs doing before the planned opening in July. The most critical is completing the felting on the shed roof. I had hoped to have this done by now, but unfortunately I had insufficient help at the last working party to […]

Swarm Control and Swarm Prevention

At the club apiary session on 2 June, our President Tom Salter, gave a talk on swarm prevention and control. The session runs every Sunday from 10am at the club’s Brockley apiary, and is open to all – we have spare beesuits if you want to come and see what it’s all about!

Thanks to […]