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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 […]

Essential Items Purchase Scheme – Varroa treatment/Honey Jars/Ambrosia/Fondant 2017

The aim is to provide a self funding/non profit making scheme to enable Branch members to purchase commonly used essential Bee Keeping supplies at reduced costs using the power of bulk purchasing to further the craft of beekeeping whilst reducing our environmental footprint. Items for the Scheme have been ordered for those members of North […]

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

Neonicotinoids

Neonicotinoids:Written question – 71446 asked 20 April 2017

http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-04-20/71446/

Monitored Asian Hornet Trap Sites

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

Note the purple marker denotes daily monitoring of 4 traps Note the green marker denotes monitoring on alternate days Note the 4 blue markers denotes weekly monitored traps at out apiaries (one of which is the North Somerset Beekeepers Apiary).

Please […]

IMPORTANT AND VITAL: MONITOR THE ASIAN HORNET IN NORTH SOMERSET – WE NEED YOUR POST CODE

STOP PRESS: We organised a workshop at Tickenham Village Hall on Tuesday 18 April and made over 15 Asian Hornet traps. When you hang your trap up (in your garden or in your apiary), please send me: e-mail ja.banks1@btinternet.com, your post code. We intend to place the post codes on a map of our District […]

Swarms and swarm collectors

Hi All,

Those that would like to be included in the swarm collectors list or require a swarm this year please send me a WhatsApp request to “Swarm Collectors”, or text me on 07 847 015 155 (you will need a smartphone).

Those requiring swarms should note that they are usually collected from the site […]