Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings include beekeeping talks and demonstrations. We will also hold a question and answer forum during which members can pick each others brains for that useful tip.

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

As we are currently unable to meet in groups, we have started to use Zoom for our monthly meetings.

Hopefully this will change soon

2021 Meetings

Tuesday 23rd February @8pm ‘ Bumblebees and Solitary Bees’

Brigit Strawbridge Howard will talking to about Bumblebees and Solitary bees. She will discuss their life cycles and behaviour, their importance as pollinators, the reasons for their decline and what we can do to help them. This will be followed by a Q&A session.

Brigit is a bee advocate, wildlife gardener, naturalist and author of ‘Dancing with Bees’. As well as writing and speaking, she campaigns to raise awareness of the importance of native wild bees and other pollinating insects.

Wednesday 17th March @8pm ‘Spring is in the air’

You can never tell with the weather here but, hopefully spring is in the air and your bees have come through winter and getting ready to fly in earnest. We’d like to invite you to join an informal discussion forum to chat and ask questions if you’d like.

If you already have any questions to ask, please email the club beforehand and we can forward them (anonymously if you wish) to some of our more experienced members for the Hive mind to work its collective magic. Hopefully, this means we can make sure that any burning questions are answered as part of the general discussion

Wednesday 21st April 2021 @8pm ‘Queen Rearing on a Queenright Colony’

Dave Bonner, Master Beekeeper, will be giving us a Zoom talk on Queen rearing on a queenright colony using the Miller method and a Cloake Board.
This will be followed by a Q&A session about the talk

 

********************************************************************************Meetings for 2021 are being planned and will be published as soon as possible.