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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 […]

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:

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


Neonicotinoids:Written question – 71446 asked 20 April 2017

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 […]


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, your post code. We intend to place the post codes on a map of our District […]