Events


Page last updated 15 March 2017

MAY 6 – AUDIENCE WITH STUART ANDERSON
Somerton BKA are hosting an audience with Stuart Anderson, co-founder of the Flow Hive system. 2:00pm, Long Sutton Village Hall, Martock Road, Long Sutton, Somerset, TA10 9NT. Tickets £5.00. Contact Steve Horne, e-mail: steve.horne1@btinternet.com

MAY 6 – MEON VALLEY BKA 38TH ANNUAL AUCTION OF BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT AND BEES.
Commencing at 1pm. Viewing from 11.30am. Refreshments and stalls from 10am. At Greatham Village Hall, Hampshire. GU33 6AD. For email or printed catalogues (50p + S.A.E) and any further information, please contact Margaret Pallant Quest Lodge, Portsmouth Road, Fishers Pond SO50 7HF. Telephone 07784 773345 or email margaretpallant@btinternet.com

MAY 13 –  TEIFISIDE BEEKEEPERS BEE & BEE EQUIPMENT AUCTION
Do you have bee hives, bee equipment or bees you would like to sell? Or, are you interested in buying bees & beekeeping equipment?  Come along to: Coed-y-Bryn Village Hall, Coed-y-Bryn, SA44 5LQ (Near Newcastle Emlyn, approx 3/4 mile from Penrhiwpal on B4334, Grid Ref. SN354443) Viewing from 10.30 Auction begins 13.00. We will also have a plant sale and there will be refreshments available.

MAY 13 – HALIFAX & DISTRICT BKA AUCTION
Sale of beekeeping equipment at Brickhill Farm (off Scholes Lane), Scholes, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire BD19 6LY. Bees may be for sale if made available. Viewing from 10.30am. Auction at 12 noon. Lots accepted from 9am on the day of the auction and from 5pm-7pm the previous evening by prior arrangement only. Sellers commission 10%. Buyers commission 5%. For further details please contact: Phil Gee 01422 886114 or 07769 650059, or Barbara Beardsworth: 01274 869644 or 07522 194657.

MAY 13 – GLOUCESTERSHIRE BKA AUCTION
of equipment and bees. Venue: Cotswold Riding For The Disabled Indoor School, Prestbury Park Racecourse, Cheltenham GL50 4SH. Visit www.gbka.org.uk for further details. All enquiries: Bernie Danvers 01594 825063.

MAY 14 – YALDING BEEKEEPERS AUCTION & GARDEN OPEN DAY
Private garden open day combined with Yalding Beekeepers auction. Apiary tours, stalls to browse and bee-themed activities. Auction of bees/beekeeping equipment starts at 2.30pm. Details & entry forms from: treasurer@yaldingbeekeepers.co.uk. Treat yourself in the beekeepers’ refreshment tent, relax to some live music with a hog roast lunch and a drink from the bar. The Gardens, Benover Road, Yalding, ME18 6EX. 10:30-16.00. Free parking. Entry £5 per person (under 16’s free). Guide dogs only. Disabled access.

Sussex Beekeepers
MAY 20 – SUSSEX BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF BEES
incorporating Bee Market. Heathfield Community College, TN21 8RJ. Trade and other stands; Auction of Bees and Equipment; Lecture; Demonstrations; Refreshments. Details at www.sussexbeefestival.org.uk or from Harold Cloutt Tel: 01424 838302 E-mail: info@sussexbeefestival.org.uk

MAY 20 – PROFESSOR RATNIEKS TALKS
First and District BKA/South Clwyd BKA open meeting. Edith Bankes Memorial Hall, Northop. Professor Ratieks on ‘Disease and varroa control’ and ‘Improving Forage’. From 1pm, talks starting at 1.30pm. Entrance, including refreshements, £2. Directions www.flintbeekeepers.co.uk

JUNE 10-11 or 12-13 – QUEEN REARING AND BEE IMPROVEMENT
Two day course with Roger Patterson. Venue: The Bee Centre, Preston PR5 0UP. 10 & 11 June or 12 & 13 June. For more information email: info@thebeecentre.org

JULY 8 – HEALTHY BEE DAY
Myerscough College, Preston. 9:00-16:30. All sessions delivered by Bee Inspectors. £10. Send cheque, made out to Lancs and NW BKA, Preston Branch, to Paul Noblet, 12 Rose Cottages, Cartgate, Preesall, Poulton. FY6 0NR. Details: www.prestonbka.org.uk

13 SEPTEMBER – CONWY HONEY FAIR
Lancaster Square and High Street, Conwy. All day, free entry.

OCTOBER 27 – COACH TRIP TO NATIONAL HONEY SHOW
Pick up Baldock Herts 9 am, Letchworth 9.15, Hitchin 9.30. Times traffic dependent. WC on board. Leave show 4pm. Cost per head £10. Pick up points near railway (London/Cambridge). Contact: louisejutsum@gmail.com.

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