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Report on North Somerset Agricultural Show – 6 May 2019

North Somerset Agricultural Show

This year the show was held on 6th May. The weather was cool and we were able to move some of our stand outside the marquees which gave us a much bigger area to spread out.

The candle rolling and badge making stands were an even bigger hit than usual with […]

Visit to Blackbury Honey Farm, Sidmouth, 8 June 2019

The Basterfields’ Blackbury Honey Farm is located near Sidmouth, (address: Blackbury Farm, Colyton EX24 6JF) and the visit includes:

Arrival 11:30, coffee/comfort break, Tour of apiary and/or extraction facilities, Lunch break, Beekeepers’ talk with a technical focus (topic to be decided) Shopping opportunity, Strolling time around apiary Depart at 15:30.

The journey takes 90 minutes […]

Beekeeping Year – May 2019

For advice about what you should be doing with your bees in May, use this link: Advice for May 2019

North Somerset Show (6 May) – Bees & Honey Competition

Hi everyone

This is a reminder about the North Somerset Show. The entries for the Bees & Honey competition at the Show are now open. Click on the following link: SCHEDULE for the North Somerset Show Competition Schedule and ENTRY FORM for the North Somerset Show Entry Form It would be great if as […]

Bees & Teas

As April is imminent (or even arrived when you read this) some arrangements for the NSBK Bees & Teas sessions need to be sorted out. There were about a dozen positive responses to the preliminary announcement last September, but if you want to add your name to the list of participants, please email me as […]

Monitored Asian Hornet Trap Sites in North Somerset

Monitoring again for 2019 – WE NEED MORE MONITORING SITES 7 current locations for 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.

It is vitally important […]

Beekeeping Year – March 2016

For advice about what you should be doing with your bees in March, use this link: Advice for March 2016

Bees for Development Newsletter Feb 19

BeesForDevelopmentNewsletterFeb19

HELP NEEDED FOR THE NORTH SOMERSET AGRICULTURAL SHOW ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, 6 MAY 2019

The Association runs a stall at this show each year to showcase bees and beekeeping. Members of the association 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 is a […]

Make an Asian Hornet Trap, 25 Feb, Churchill 7.30pm – 9pm

An Asian Hornet Trap Workshop will take place at Churchill War Memorial Hall on Monday 25 February 2019 between 7.30pm – 9pm.

As a Club, we cannot over emphasise the importance of using a daily monitoring trap (at your home/apiary) to trap Asian Hornets within our area. Unless we know that Asian Hornets are […]