promoting the craft of beekeeping and educating the public on the importance of bees in the environment
Wed
03
Oct2018

Miller Street, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 1QJ

Honey Show 2018

please note CHANGE of DATE and VENUE

From 7pm

At The Friends Meeting House

Miller Street, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 1QJ

Wednesday 3rd October

 

John Goodwin: Honey Show Open Judging

view the schedule and cake recipes (more…)

Sat
13
Oct2018
 Overton Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6HH

Cheshire BKA Autumn Convention and Honey Show

From 9:00 until 4:15

At Forest Hills Hotel,

Overton Hill, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 6HH

SPEAKERS:

Derek Mitchell ~ What is a Warm Nest to a Honeybee?

Tony Harris NDB ~ Maximising Your Honey Crop

Enid Brown ~ The Honey Harvest (more…)

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An Apiary Guide to Swarm Control

An Apiary Guide to Swarm Control

Wally Shaw gave an excellent talk of swarm control at our meeting in April 2015. His booklet is available free ...
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Honey Show 2018

Honey Show 2018

Wednesday 3rd October John Goodwin: Honey Show Open Judging view the schedule and cake recipes ...
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Interested in Beekeeping?

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Breeding for resistance to <i>Varroa destructor</i> in Europe

Breeding for resistance to Varroa destructor in Europe

The rich variety of native honeybee subspecies and ecotypes in Europe offers a good genetic resource for selection towards Varroa ...
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Oxalic Acid Treatment

Oxalic Acid Treatment

Oxalic acid in December is an effective method of varroa control ...
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Beebase

Beebase

Check out the Beebase website; We recommend all members register with Beebase ...
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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 bibba.com