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Activities Update

There have been a few changes to the activity programme published at the AGM, you can see the new list here, changes are in red.

John Banks – Programme Manager

Talk this Saturday – Overwintering your bees

Ivor Davis will be giving a talk at 2pm on Saturday 17 October at Twickenham Village Hall – “Overwintering your bees”.

All are welcome.

2015 Activity programme announced

John Banks (Programme Manager), has pulled together a stunning collection of activities for 2015.

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Winscombe Michaelmas Fair Reminder

Those wishing to sell their honey at the show can ONLY do this if they have entered honey into the show for judging. Please drop your honey off in good time before the show begins. Honey for sale should be identifiable, labelling must conform to suggested standards, it should be safely packaged […]

Found Fat Face Cardigan!

A beige Fat Face ladies Cardigan, size 14 was left behind at the bee disease event.

If it’s yours please make contact via general enquires here

If it’s not claimed with 14 days, our apiary manager, David Capon, wants it.



Bee Disease Day – Photos

A fun and informative day was had by all, many cakes were eaten, and knowledge of bee disease was improved.

Many thanks to Annabel Lewis for pulling it all together, and Meg Seymour (Local Bee Inspector) for all her valued inputs.

Here are some photos of the day by our President, David Welham…

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Bee disease event this Saturday

There are a few spaces left if you haven’t already signed up (details here )

For those of you that have signed up, he’s the fine details you need….

Please arrive ready for a 9am start and bring your CLEAN bee suit, boots and new marigold/disposable gloves. If you do not have these you will […]

Bee Disease Education Day – 28 June 2014

North Somerset Beekeepers are hosting this one day training event from the Area and Local Bee inspectors.

When:- June 28th 2014, 9am – 4.30pm

Where:- Sidcot Quaker Meeting House, Oakridge Lane, Sidcot, BS25 1LT. Winscombe Community Centre, 11 Sandford Rd, Winscombe, North Somerset, BS25 1JA **Please note change of venue**

The day will be both […]

Attending a Skep Making Course by Paul Fitzsimons

“What have we let ourselves in for?”

This was on all of our minds as we hit the first twenty minutes of the course. We’ll never manage to get started, let alone complete a skep! We were all thumbs. “Was that inside to out sideside?”, “Hold it upside down in the […]

Grafting – Queen rearing update from Adrian Wells

Here’s an update from Adrian, which forms part of the Queen Rearing Group and their work:-

I eventually got around to attempting to graft today. I intended trying for ten, but only managed to pull half that number of 1 day-old larvae.

I was doing this […]