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North Somerset Show (Monday 7 May 2018) – Honey for Sale

Hi everyone.

This is just a reminder that if you have honey to sell you can do so at the North Somerset Show. Just e mail me at sandrajslater@hotmail.co.uk for details.

Sandra Slater

Bee Improvement & Queen Rearing Group – Wednesday 2nd May: 7.30pm at Kenn

Come and find out we have done and what we intend to do in future

Four years ago, a small group of us started to meet together to look at how we might make the most of our queen cells and how we might rear queens. This, we felt, would give us greater control and […]

Monitored Asian Hornet Trap Sites

We have started monitoring again for 2018

2 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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£150 for second hand WBC hive: see Queens/Equipment Market Place tab at the top of the website

HELP NEEDED FOR THE NORTH SOMERSET AGRICULTURAL SHOW ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, 7 MAY 2018

North Somerset Beekeepers runs a stall at this show each year to showcase bees and beekeeping. Members of North Somerset Beekeepers 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 […]

Taster session by Stephen Brain – 15 April 2018

The session will be held at 2pm on Sunday 15th April at The Limes, Kenn Moor Road, Kenn, Clevedon, BS21 6UB.

The purpose of the Taster Session is to give an overview of the essentials of beekeeping and how you get started and trained. A variety of topics will be covered so you can see […]

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 […]

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 […]

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