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David Charles – A History of Somerset Beekeeping: 26 Jan ’19 at Shipham

David Charles – A History of Somerset Beekeeping: 26 January 2019 at Shipham Hall, New Road, Shipham, BS25 1SG.

David’s talk starts in 1870 when the first SBKA was formed. Somerset was then a large county which included the Bristol area. The SBKA is now on its fourth association and celebrated its centenary in 2006. […]

APIARY SITE AVAILABLE between CONGRESBURY and WRINGTON

Ivor Davis has an apiary site that he no longer uses. It belongs to Stuart Peachy who lives in Backwell but the site is off the Congresbury /Wrington road at the end of an ancient orchard. Stuart is a guy that likes to manage land as it was in medieval times so the site is […]

How about studying a BBKA module?

Now that the bees are bedded down for the winter it might be a good time to think about studying for one of the modules offered by the BBKA. These modules are a great way to gain insight into all aspects of beekeeping and increase your knowledge and understanding of the ways of these fascinating […]

Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2019

Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2019: Use this link for details of the course and an application form: Introduction to Beekeeping Course 2019 leaflet

Second Asian Hornet nest destroyed in Fowey, Cornwall

A second Asian Hornet nest has been found and destroyed in Fowey, close to the first nest.

Information about this discovery, along with surveillance activities in Hull and Liskeard can be found in the following DEFRA press release using the link that follows: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-second-fowey-nest-destroyed

OUT APIARY – CHURCHILL

An opportunity exists for an out apiary in Churchill. Please use details below to make contact and discuss with owners:

Ros & Graham Mizen

Pye Cottage

Dinghurst Road

Churchill

Tel 01934 852257

Apiary site at Dundry

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

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 […]