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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

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 […]