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Summer Social - Flowers & Bees

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From 11:00 prompt

At Dorothy Clive Garden


An informal opportunity to meet up – without the bee suits.

However, the bees won’t be forgotten…

At Dorothy Clive Garden their Head Gardener,

Zedenek Valkoun-Walker

is also a bee keeper and

he will be talking to us about their bees.

He will also be giving us a guided tour of the renowned

Dorothy Clive Garden,

Before we sit down to enjoy a buffet lunch (more…)

Whitmore Road, Hanchurch Crossroad, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 4DG

Wally Shaw: Varroa and Deformed Wing Virus

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At Hanchurch Village Hall

Whitmore Road, Hanchurch Crossroad, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 4DG

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An Apiary Guide to Swarm Control

An Apiary Guide to Swarm Control

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Honey Show 2018

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Oxalic Acid Treatment

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The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA)
will hold its biennial conference during 6-9 September 2018 at
the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.
All beekeepers are welcomeThe programme contains a wide variety of topics, with three
simultaneous lectures, together with seminars and workshops.
There is something for everyone, whatever your interest or
experience. The three lecture streams are themed as follows:

  • Bee lmprovement  Queen rearing, bee breeding,
    genetics, queen mating, mini-nucs and their
    management, overwintering queens, etc.
  • General beekeeping  Management techniques,
    treatment-free beekeeping, overwintering nucs, comb
    honey, marketing, bee communication, etc.
  • Beginner and beyond  Forage and feeding, wintering,
    swarming, bee space, nutrition, mystery of mating, colony
    cycle, simple management techniques, colony health,
    and more. The three days in this stream will be at a level
    that can help you understand and care for your bees.

more info at