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Queen rearing group 2015

First meeting this year on Wednesday 18th March at The George, Backwell. 7.30pm (in The Dungeon!)

In the spring last year we set up a workshop group to explore and try out the variety of ways of queen rearing. We are going to continue the group this year and new members are welcome.

As with […]

Beecraft Hangout – February

The below video is from Beecraft Magazine’s February “Hangout”

Bereft are looking for club members to sit on the next HangOut panel:-

Please promote our next Hangout on March 18th at 8.00pm and if any of your members would like to take part and join us live on the panel, just let us know.


ABKA 41st Annual General Meeting

Hosted by Bath Branch at 2.00 pm on Saturday 28th March 2015 at St Luke’s Church Hall, Wellsway, Bath BA2 2BD.

Guest Speaker – To be announced

Tea will be served before the AGM’s business to commence at 3.45pm

2015 AGM booklet


Apologies for absence Minutes of the meeting held on 15th […]

Improve Your Bees by Raising Your Own Queens – a 2 day course.

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association (BIBBA) will be running a small number of practical and theoretical queen rearing courses during 2015. These will be aimed at beekeepers who wish to improve their bees that show the characteristics of native bees, with emphasis on suitability to the environment, docility, calmness on the comb, […]

North Somerset Agricultural Show 4th May 2015 at Wraxall Help Needed!

Once again the Branch has been offered a honey stand at this pretigious local show, once again we are being sponsored by Chew Valley Hire. and once again I am requesting the help of our members in manning the stand!


The Show is on Spring Bank Holiday Monday at Bathing Pond Fields in Wraxall, […]

Bee Advised – February 2015

Please find below the latest edition of ” Bee Advised”, the Avon Beekeepers newsletter.


Contains details of some upcoming committee posts, and handy hints for giving your smoker a spruce up preseason.


Bee Advised FEB 2015

Woodwork workshop report

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Although they all look miserable, this was another successful woodworking session where members have constructed solar wax extractors. Thanks go to Steve Willmott, Phil, Martin, and Steve for their help.

David Welham – President

The Winter Cluster

The next two Winter Clusters are as follows: Monday 16th February. 12noon: The Windmill in Portishead Tuesday 17th March. 12noon: The Drum and Monkey, Kenn. Everybody welcome.

Branch Honey Show – 14th February

Our branch Honey Show is taking place on 14th February at Tickenham Village Hall. To make the show a success, we need plenty of entries in all categories for David Capon to judge. David will also be giving a commentary on what he is looking for when he judges the entries. There are 9 categories […]