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Ambrosia Bee Fondant feed

One of our members, Dave Hook, is able to supply club members with 2.5kg packs for £7.50.

By getting a bulk delivery, David saves on postage costs, enabling this great price.

David has offered this service successfully for several years, if you are interested please contact him directly on 07525367244 or


Bee Advised – February 2014 edition

The latest edition of the Avon Beekeepers newsletter can be found here

Contains details of the Spring Day School, ABKA AGM and a screening of “More Than Honey” in Clevedon.

ABKA Spring Day School 2014

Saturday 26th April 2014

10.00 am – 5.00 pm with breaks for refreshments & lunch Old School Room, South Parade, Chew Magna, BS40 8SH (OS ref ST576631)

PROGRAMME Four lectures from two very prestigious and celebrated beekeepers

Celia Davis –

Nuc it! – A talk in praise of the nucleus hive and describing some […]

Help in the Apiary

I know it may not seem like it at the moment, but before we know, it will be April and time to start regular sessions in the club apiary. With a large number on the beginners course this year I will need more people to help with inspections.

You do not need to be a […]

2014 Branch Honey Show

Well done to Amanda Banks, who took the Stan Bailey Cup for the most points in the show.

There was more silverware for the Banks family, husband John tied with Annabel Lewis for the Novice Shield.

Big thanks go to Tom Salter for his judging.

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February Newsletter

Is now available here

Adrian Wells appeals for swarm catchers, Rob Francis gives an education update and lots of other good stuff.

Branch Honey Show 8th February 2014

Please find attached the schedule for our Honey Show which takes place at Tickenham Village Hall on 8th February. There are 9 categories of entry, including your own honey, comb and wax, honey cake, biscuits, fudge and photographs. The schedule includes recipes and instructions so please enter something for Tom Salter to judge.

Entrance is […]

Beekeeping Year – February

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

Read and study Watch the bees for pollen intake Plants (Crocus, Salix, Viburnum, Blackthorn….) Consider stimulating by feeding Watch for dead hives (varroosis) Tidy up the apiary whilst the bees are not flying much Clean (& repaint) varroa monitoring boards

(Reproduced from “The Beekeeping Year” by Ivor […]