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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 […]

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 […]

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/

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 […]

New Scientist article on Clever Little Bees

Please use the following link to view the New Scientist article on bee intelligence: Clever Little Bees

 

Honey on Burns’ Night

On 25th January twenty three beekeepers gathered together on a very cold evening at Kenn Village Hall. Stephen Brain was running a course on honey and how to calibrate and use a refractometer.

The first part of the talk was about what the properties of honey are and what substances it contains. Stephen then explained […]

AGM – 19 November 2016 – Churchill Memorial Hall – 2pm

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Members

You are invited to attend the branch Annual General Meeting which will be held at Churchill Memorial Hall, Churchill at 2pm on 19th November 2016. AGM papers can be obtained on this link: AGMPapers. The North Somerset Beekeepers’ accounts for the year ending 31 […]