Programme 2020 (subject to change)
|Feb 5th||QMH||John Vendy||Natural Beekeeping Top Bar Bee Hive|
|March 4th||QMH||Jane Medwell||Swarm Catching|
|April 2nd||Bradwell VH||Graham Royle||Skyscraper Beekeeping|
|May 6th||QMH||Matthew Ingram||TBC|
|July TBC||Lymestone Brewery||Helen Lawton||Tour of Brewery/hives+Lunch|
|Sept 2nd||Hanchurch VH||Clive & Shan Hudson||12 years of Treatment Free Beekeeping – Our Experience|
|Oct 7th||QMH||M. Teasdale||Honey Show|
|Nov 4th||QMH||Pete Sutcliffe|
|Dec 2nd||QMH||Vincent Smalley||A hive for all occassions?|
Beginners Evening Course 2020
a series of 7 evening classes on Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30pm. 21st January until the 3rd of March
From 8:30 until 9:30
At Leek Community Fire Station
These 1 hour sessions will be run by experienced beekeepers from the NSBKA. They are to give beginners an introduction to the honey bee and the basics that you need to know to keep bees. If you sign up to these then you must commit to come to all 7 of the sessions. The following topics will be covered;
- An introduction to honey bees and the beekeeping year.
- Beekeeping equipment.
- Manipulations – inspecting your hive.
- Managing your bees at different times of year.
- Natural history.
- Colony health and diseases.
- Beekeeping and the public.
There will be a series of 7 evening classes on Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30pm. Starting on the 21st January running until the 3rd of March. They will be run by different people from the North Staffordshire Beekeepers Association who have a vast range of experiences and stories to tell. There are 20 places available.
John Vendy - Natural Beekeeping Top Bar Bee Hive
From 7:00 for 7:30
At The Friends Meeting House
Miller Street, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 1QJ
Beekeeping for Beginners 2020
This course has been designed to give a detailed introduction to those attracted to this hobby.
From 10.00am until 5.00pm
At Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Keele University ST5 5BG
The one-day course will enable complete beginners to make a confident start, whilst enhancing the skills and knowledge of those who have started recently.