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For Sale

USED NATIONAL BEE HIVES plus other parts of hive equipment. Please phone 07876 503846 or email: andrew@andrewgibb.com

BEES FOR SALE Please visit GreatBritishBees.com

FOR SALE Nucs on 6 frames b/s £140 tel 01406 363914

HONEY FOR SALE Free delivery over 300 kg. OSR, lavender, sunflower, phacelia, lime, orange, thyme, borage, acacia, heather, rosemary. Wax, propolis and pollen. Tel: 07447 749755; email: nhdevelopments@hotmail.com

BEES FOR SALE in National hive £180 collected, also many items of beekeeping equipment: unused smokers, mini nuc boxes, honey buckets, hive straps (unused), oxalic acid syringe, fondant and parts for National hives including mini nucs (wood and polystyrene). Surrey location. Email to andrew@andrewgibb.com or phone 07876 503846

C ARDEN (BOOKSELLER) Specialist in beekeeping books; new titles, out of print and antiquarian books. Books bought and sold. If we don't have what you want, we can try to find it for you. Tel: 01497 820471 (Hay-on-Wye, Powys). Website: www.ardenbooks.co.uk

KENTISH HONEY FOR SALE for sale in 30lb buckets. Harvested 2018. Tel: 01795 590318; email: colin.31@btinternet.com

BUMBLE BEE POSTER – 22 BUMBLES £8.76 IN TUBE (22¾” X 15½”). From BBB, Ash View, Much Birch HR2 8HP. Tel: 01981 540907.
List 177 now available. www.honeyshop.co.uk

Business

INSTRUMENTAL INSEMINATION of queen bees, training and equipment. Michael Collier, Cornbrook Cottage, Nash, Ludlow Shropshire, SY8 3AU. Tel: 07904 938838

SURREY HONEY WANTED Will collect any quantity, email to andrew@andrewgibb.com or phone 07876 503846

Courses

ONE DAY TOP BAR HIVE BUILDING workshops in Dorset and Bristol. Please visit jimthebee.co.uk to find out more. Join us for an informative and rewarding day learning how to put together a 4 foot free standing natural beekeeping hive. Cost is £245 and at the end of the day you will have a hive to take away.

MAKE YOUR OWN TOP BAR HIVE and learn how to start using it. Only £120 including wood for hive. Fees support our work in the relief of poverty through beekeeping. March 24th near Skipton. Visit www.beesabroad.org.uk for full details.

Events

FEBRUARY 9 - BUCKS COUNTY BEEKEEPERS ANNUAL SEMINAR Wendover Memorial Hall, HP22 6HQ. Speakers are Martin Bencsik - Vibrations in the hive, Abigail Lowe - pollen DNA metabarcoding to discover where honeybees foraging, Marin Anastsov - How I keep my Bees. Contact www.buckscountybeekeepers.co.uk

FEBRUARY 16 - 2nd CONFERENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE BEEKEEPING, A FUTURE WITHOUTS IMPORTS Core Building, The Eden Project, St Austell, Cornwall, PL24 2SG.
We are proud to announce the sequel of last year's exciting conference exploring the progress of identification and increase of our native honey bee,Apis mellifera mellifera, aka the Black Bee and the Dark European Honey Bee. Our distinguished speakers include Norman Carreck, Science Director of IBRA, Dr Mark Barnett of University of Edinburgh, Dr Dylan Elen of Bangor University, Professor Grace McCormack of the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Dr Mairi Knight, Dr Jon Ellis with Victoria Buswell of University of Plymouth. There will also be the chance to hear how local beekeeping groups form the SouthWest of England are caring for their native bees. The conference will be hosted by BIBBA https://bibba.com/events/ and The B4 Project http://www.b4project.co.uk . Please see the BIBBA website to buy tickets. An exhibition entitled "Views of Bees" will be open in the Core Building. This runs from 1st January to 28th February. The exhibition includes art by Kurt Jackson and Microscopy by Plymouth University and Kernow Microscopy Society.

FEBRUARY 15-16 - ULSTER BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION UBKA are holding their 75th Anniversary Conference in Greenmount College, Antrim on 15th-16th February 2019. Speakers include Prof Marla Spivak, Prof Giles Budge and others. Full Trade Show. See www.ubka.org. Apply to www.ubka.org

FEBRUARY 23 - SPRING CONVENTION HOLSWORTHY DEVON Bacon Butties and Trade hall start at 9am. Lectures start at 10am speakers from Ireland and Scotland Gerry Ryan, Phil McAnespie, Jim Ryan and updates from NBU Inspectors. Also short practical talks throughout the day. See website www.holsworthybeekeepers.org.uk to book E Tickets and full lecture details. £20 Includes fabulous lunch, hot puds, refreshments and homemade cakes. Traders incl. Thornes, BB Wear, Vita, plus more. Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, Devon.

FEBRUARY 23 – CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF BEEKEEPERS SPRING MEETING 10:30 at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington SE11 6DN. Speakers are Pete Kennedy - Asian Hornets, Juliet Osborne - pollination, Shona Blair - antibacterial and other medical properties of honey. Contact www.cabk.org.uk

MARCH 16 READING AND DISTRICT BKA LECTURE DAY Speakers include John Hendrie, Pam Hunter, Rob Nickolas and Qwen Marsh (Demonstration) For more information visit www.rbka.org.uk or tel: 07788544314.

MARCH 23 – CAMBRIDGE SEMINAR Beekeeping in the 21st Century. Professor David Evans: DWV and rational Varroa control; Professor Giles Budge: Chronic bee paralysis: Wally Shaw: “Self-sufficiency and Apicentric Beekeeping”; George Clouston: "Listening to Bees".

Tickets £30.

www.cbka.org.uk/events/onedayseminar

MARCH 23 - NEBEES Explore THRIFTY BEEKEEPING with the Northern Beekeepers on 23.03.19 at Newcastle College. From wax food wraps to Heath Robinson beekeeping, a whole day of beekeeping inspiration from £25. Tickets via NEBEES.ORG

March 30 WBKA Spring Convention 8.30 to 4.30 RWAS Showground, Builth Wells LD2 3SY. Discounted entry if paid for by 23rd March details at www.WBKA.com

APRIL 6 - REIGATE BEEKEEPERS' AUCTION OF BEES & BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT at Mickleham, Surrey RH5 6EE. View from 11am, Auction commences at noon. For T&C's, Registration and full information, visit www.reigatebeekeepers.org.uk

APRIL 6 - NOTTINGHAM BEEKEEPERS' AUCTION of bees and beekeeping equipment at Newark Showground, Winthorpe Notts NG24 2NY. Commencing 2.00pm sale goods received 8.00am onwards on day of sale. Further information from Andrew Barber: Tel 01636 671844; mobile 07867797812.

APRIL 27 – WEST SUSSEX BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION 45th annual Bee Market and Auction. Auction of bees and equipment at Brinsbury Campus, Pulborough.
Full details and entry form can be found at www.westsussexbeekeepers.org.uk/auction.html or from Graham Elliott at secretary@westsussexbeekeepers.org.uk. Phone 01403 752493 or Mobile 07761 349281