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WOODWORK FOR YOUR BEES – Making and innovating.

Once again we are running four sessions on making equipment for your apiary. You’ll be making:

a Nuc a multipurpose crown-board a frame feeder.

The sessions will take place at The Tithe Barn in Nailsea on Tuesdays 13th and 27th February and Tuesdays 13th and 27th March. 8pm – 10pm. The likely cost will be […]

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 […]

 BEE IMPROVEMENT FOR ALL by Roger Patterson – 27 January 2018 at Portishead (9.30am – 4.30pm)

THE AIM is to encourage “ordinary” (that’s most of us!) amateur Beekeepers to assess their colonies with a view to improving their bees using criteria they set themselves, which could include improved temper and suitability to the locality Simple recording will give information on which colonies to cull and which to breed from. There is […]

CANCELLED – Update from our local Bee Inspector (Megan Seymour) on Saturday 7 October 2017 at Churchill

Meg Seymour talk 7th October CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to pressures of work related to the Asian Hornet situation, we have had to cancel Meg Seymour’s talk on Saturday. We hope to rearrange soon.

WINTER CLUSTER at THE STAR, Congresbury on Tuesday 17th October at 12 noon.

THE WINTER CLUSTER starts again

The first get together will take place at THE STAR, Congresbury on Tuesday 17th October at 12 noon.

If you are free come along and have a chat about the beekeeping year etc.

All welcome

Rob Francis

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 […]

Introduction to Beekeeping 2018

The course is aimed at those who would like to learn about Beekeeping and perhaps take it up as a serious hobby.

Please follow this link for more information: 2018Brochure

PRACTICAL BEEKEEPING  – Improvers course leading to Basic Certificate

North Somerset Beekeepers are running this basic course again in the New Year (2018). It is designed for those who have been keeping bees for a year or two and leads, for those who are interested, to the Basic BBKA Certificate.

Details about what we cover can be found at: http://www.bbka.org.uk/learn/examinations__assessments/basic_assessment

The course will be […]

North Somerset Show on 1 May 2017: Report

Please follow the link to view a report on the input by North Somerset Beekeepers on the North Somerset Show which took place on 1 May 2017 at Bathing Pond Fields, Wraxall: Report from the North Somerset 2017 Show. The report was prepared by Sandra Slater, co-Co-ordinator.

Beekeeping Year – May 2017

For advice about what you should be doing with your bees in May, use this link: Advice for May 2017