Monthly Meetings

 

Our monthly meetings  include beekeeping talks, demonstrations and a question and answer forum where members can pick each others brains for that useful tip.

We enjoy meeting new people interested in our beekeeping and non-members are welcome to come along to meetings to find out more, have a chat and decide if you’d like to join our club.

All meetings will start at 2pm, unless otherwise stated, and there will be a committee member present from 1:30pm if you would like to speak to them.

In the meantime check out our report from the last meeting and see what you missed if you couldn’t make it

AUG2017 Monthly Meeting Report

Meetings for 2017

Sunday 15th January @2pm “Choosing your first microscope and how to use it”…
Venue: Blackburn Fire station, Byrom Street, Blackburn, BB2 2LE. See Map.

John Zamorski will be giving a talk on how to choose your first Microcope and how to use it. He will also be giving a short refresher on “Coming out of Winter”
Some parking is available on site and free parking on a Sunday on nearby car park, Byrom Street.

Sunday 19th February @2pm “Planting for Bees”
Venue: Acres Block, Hanson Cement, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF, see map

Peter Foley, renowned horticulturist and broadcaster with BBC radio Lancashire, will be giving a talk on “Planting for Bees”.  Peter is an accomplished speaker who gives talks nationwide to a number of national associations, so with all Peter’s experience and knowledge it should be an interesting talk.

Sunday 19th March “Association Dinner”
Venue: Agra Indian Restaurant, Horsehill Farm Old Barn, Accrington Road, Hapton, Nr Burnley, BB11 5QJ
Time: 3:30pm
There is a little bar area for anyone who would like to meet a little earlier for a drink but the table has been booked for 3.30pm. Partners and children are welcome to join us.

The Sunday Buffet is on offer at £11.95 per head for adults and £6.95 for children under 11 years.  Normal price a la carte choice is also available.

Full details have been emailed to members.

Sunday 23rd April @2pm  “Mead & Bait Hives”…
Venue: Off-shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

No, not the name the name of the new club pub but a double header of talks.

The Lancashire Mead company will be giving a talk about mead and there will be a mead sampling session afterwards.

Dave Heaton will also be giving a talk about how to set up and use bait hives in order to attract swarms.

Sunday 21st May @2pm “Beekeeping from a distance”… 
Venue: Acres Block, Hanson Cement, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF, see map

Ian Molyneux, Regional Bee Inspector for the Northern Region, will be giving us a talk on keeping bees when you live a distance from your apiary.

Sunday 25th June @2pm “Swarm Collecting”…
Venue: Off-shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

Karl Francis will be talking to the club about his experiences collecting swarms, with lots of hints and tips.

July – There will be no meeting in July due to a Summer break.

Sunday 20th August @2pm “Preparing for Honey Show”…
Venue: Off-shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

John Zamorksi, with his wealth of experience in showing, will be passing on advice on how we should be preparing for honey shows.

Sunday 17th September @2pm “Winter Preparation”…
Venue: Acres Block, Hanson Cement, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF, see map

Janet Murray will be talking to us about how we should be getting our bees ready for the winter.

Directions :  from A59 at Clitheroe take the left turn to Clitheroe North Industrial Area,  ( its the one before the turn to Worston).  At the roundabout follow the road ahead to small level crossing.  After the level crossing, the entrance to the Education centre is immediately on the right but the car parking area is 20yds further down on the left hand side.

Sunday 15th October “Association Honey Show”
Venue: North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Ave, Colne, BB8 8RR
From: 12:30pm onwards

Please see the “Honey Show” page of the website for more information.


Sunday 19th November “Annual general meeting”