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BIBBA Conference 2018: 6th-9th September – Cirencester.

Following the well attended and interesting event by Roger Patterson of BIBBA (Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association) in Portishead in January 2018, more interesting talks and courses will be available at their conference in September 2018. For more information use the link below:

BIBBA Conference 2018

Monitored Asian Hornet Trap Sites

Monitoring again for 2018 – WE NEED MORE MONITORING SITES

7 current locations of daily monitored Asian Hornet Traps by North Somerset Beekeepers

Please forward an email with post code of the trap(s) to ja.banks1@btinternet.com when you get your trap set up so your location can be added to the map.

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Beekeeping Year – May 2017

For advice about what you should be doing with your bees in May, use this link: Advice for May 2018

£150 for second hand WBC hive: see Queens/Equipment Market Place tab at the top of the website

HELP NEEDED FOR THE NORTH SOMERSET AGRICULTURAL SHOW ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, 7 MAY 2018

North Somerset Beekeepers runs a stall at this show each year to showcase bees and beekeeping. Members of North Somerset Beekeepers are available to share their knowledge with the public. There is an observation hive, virtual hive, a beekeeping display, and candle and badge making for the children. We sell honey from members and this […]

Taster session by Stephen Brain – 15 April 2018

The session will be held at 2pm on Sunday 15th April at The Limes, Kenn Moor Road, Kenn, Clevedon, BS21 6UB.

The purpose of the Taster Session is to give an overview of the essentials of beekeeping and how you get started and trained. A variety of topics will be covered so you can see […]

Reg Stevens – 70 years a beekeeper

Our oldest member, Reg Stevens, has sadly passed away. He recently celebrated 70 years as a beekeeper.

In 2016, Reg was awarded the Legion d’honneur for his role in the D Day landings. The Légion d’honneur was established in 1802 by Napoléon Bonaparte. It is France’s highest distinction and is awarded in recognition of both […]

Microscopy Course 2018

Stephen Brain has expressed an interest in running this course next year if there is enough interest shown. The course would run through the whole year as it involves pollen analysis throughout the seasons. It is not essential to have your own equipment as the branch does have some microscopes. We are at the stage […]

Do you want to start studying one of the BBKA Modules?

Would you like to start refining your beekeeping knowledge and skills? You can do this by studying one of the BBKA Modules. Recently we have devised a series of ‘self-directed study groups’ where individuals learn together.

This autumn we are starting a group working with Module 1 (Honeybee Management). The group will organise and run […]