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.

Meetings for 2018

Sunday 21st January @2pm “Up Close and Personal”
Venue: Acres Block, Hanson Cement, West Bradford Road, Clitheroe, BB7 4QF, see map

John Zamorski will be leading  a microscopy session giving us the chance to look at our bees close up. Using microscopes we will be able to look at bee parts, pollen and perhaps Nosema.

Sunday 18th February “Association Dinner”
This year’s annual dinner will be held at the Agra Indian Restaurant, Horsehill Farm Old Barn, Accrington Road, Hapton, Nr Burnley, BB11 5QJ on the afternoon of Sunday 18th February.

This is a great chance to get together socially, partners and children are very welcome to join us.

Final numbers need to be confirmed by Friday 9th February and an email has been sent to members so please reply or email us, to book your place(s) as soon as possible.

**MEETING CANCELLED**Sunday 18th March @2pm “Defence of the Hive”
This meeting has been cancelled due to bad weather and rearranged for the May meeting.

Sunday 15th April @2pm “Commercial Bee Farming”
Venue: North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne, BB8 9RR

Willie Robson, renowned bee farmer and speaker, of Chain Bridge Honey farm, will be talking to us about commercial bee farming.  Willie is an absolutely fabulous speaker and very passionate about his bees and beekeeping in general. He has lectured all around Britain and is very much in demand. We would urge everyone to try and come to hear him.

Sunday 20th May @2pm “Defence of the Hive” & “The Asian Hornet”
Venue: North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne, BB8 9RR

A double-header of talks today. Julia Pigott, beekeeper of over 20years, will be telling us all about how bees defend the hive. Julia, along with her husband, runs “Bee Ed” which gives lectures and teaches nationally working to interest children and adults in the importance of bees in the environment.

Alongside Julia’s talk,  John Zamorski will be also be giving us an update about the Asian Hornet situation, which has recently been discovered up here in our area.

*OPEN DAY CANCELLED * Saturday 14th July “Association Open Day”
Unfortunately due to unforseen circumstances we have had to cancel the planned open day

***New Meeting: Saturday 14th July @2pm “Defence against Varroa”…***
Venue: Off-Shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

Janet Murray will be giving a talk on the control measures we can put in place to defend against Varroa.

Sunday 19th August “Preparing for Show”
Venue: Off-Shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

Hints and tips for preparing for the Honey Show. Finding out what the judges look for when judging your exhibits.

Sunday 23rd September “Potions and Lotions”
Venue: Off-Shoots Permaculture Project, Towneley Park, Burnley, BB11 3RQ

Viki Cuthbertson, from Preston BKA, will be talking to us about how she uses products from the hive to make a range of skin care products such as lip balms and hand cream. Viki will also have a stall at the meeting, so there will be a chance to buy some of her goodies.

Sunday 21st October “Association Honey Show”
Venue: North Valley Community Centre, Birtwistle Avenue, Colne, BB8 9RR

This year the entries will be judged openly in front of the members by John Goodwin. This will give us a useful insight in to what Judges are looking for when we show. Pie and Peas provided.

Sunday  18th November @2pm “Annual General Meeting”
Venue: To be confirmed.