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Christmas Meal

This years Christmas meal will be held at Clevedon Golf Club on Saturday 7th December, meet at 7pm for a 7.30pm meal.

The menu is here, we have opted for menu 2 (we all need to pick from the same menu).

If you are interested in going, please contact Phil Clemente using the contact form […]

Anyone fancy a refractometer?

I’m going to purchase a “boy’s toy” as a Christmas present to myself

I’ve spoken to the firm and asked if they would be able to offer a volume/postage discount on multiple units. They have asked “how many?”

You’ll see the one-off price here, http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Design-58-90-Brix-Honey-Handheld-Refractometer-Baume-Beekeeping-Bees-w-ATC-/331070439649?

About £22.10 all inc. Which is pretty good. I […]

The Winter Cluster

Keeping the bee wisdom warm over winter.

We are restarting informal get-togethers during the winter months for anybody who would like to meet up for a chat, a drink and a bite to eat.

The first get-together will take place at The DEW DROP INN in Flax Bourton from 12 noon on Tuesday 17th December. […]

AGM minutes

Read all about what happened here

Welcome new committee members, good bye and thank you old ones!

AGM – 23 November

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 23 November, 2pm at Churchill Memorial Hall, Ladymead Lane, Churchill, North Somerset, BS25 5NH.

Norman Carreck, the Science Director of The International Bee Research Association (IBRA), Senior Editor of the Journal of Apicultural Research will give a talk before the meeting.

The papers for the meeting […]

Course leading to BASIC ASSESSMENT

A course will be running again starting in January for those wishing to take the basic assessment.

This will take place every other Tuesday evening (7.30 – 9.30pm) at Kenn Village Hall, starting Tuesday 14th January 2014. There will be 7 sessions in all.

More details about what the […]

Pruning P A R T Y ! Saturday 30 November

Volunteers needed to prune and tidy up the hedge at the club apiary.

Saturday November 30th at 10am, Brockley Apiary

Bring secateurs and a green waste bag.

Just turn up on the day.

David

Heathland Skep Beekeeping

Here’s a video Gerry Scott-Wilson found and thought you might all be interested in, Gerry says…

“This is an amazing video of what we would think of as old time skep beekeeping still being practiced in Germany. The link below is to the first of a number on You Tube. Warning……. It takes a minute […]

Beekeeping Year – November

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

Go on holiday Study for BBKA exams Go to Branch AGM Clean up apiary Clean tools and equipment Sell surplus honey Leave bees alone

 

(Reproduced from “The Beekeeping Year” by Ivor Davis on the ABKA website)

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