LEISTON & DISTRICT BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION
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L&DBKA 2017 AGM was held at 2pm on 11th Feb. 2016 AGM Minutes HERE
CONGRATULATIONS TO LAURIE
Laurie Wiseman (on right) is the new President SBKA
Laurie Wiseman, stalwart of Leiston & District Beekeepers' Association, was appointed President of the Suffolk Beekeepers Association (SBKA) at their recent AGM. We are delighted for him and offer our congratulations.
Laurie taught many of us at L&DBKA's Teaching Apiary, edited our Newsletter for many years and was a member of the committee for 20 years only standing down in 2013.
SBKA is the countywide body that coordinates the six Suffolk branches with the British Beekeepers' Association, organizes the bee tent at the Suffolk Show and offers an annual education programme for its members. Laurie is already a valued member of the SBKA committee and will hopefully continue his role for many years to come.
APIARY OPENING TIMES 2017 SEASON
Saturday 1 April:
ONLY for those who have been on our Beginners' Course. NO STOCK on sale.
Saturday 8 April:
First general session OPEN TO ALL. 2-2.30 stock cupboard open. 2.30 onwards checking the bees.
From then on it is as follows....
First Saturday of each month (from 6 May):
Taster Session for those considering beekeeping.
N.B. NO TASTER SESSION SAT 2 SEPTEMBER
All Saturdays except first of the month: Open to all members, beginners and improvers. Stock cupboard only open 2-2.30.
LAST APIARY SESSION OF THE SEASON SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER.
70th ANNIVERSARY HONEY SHOW SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER
Clive de Bruyn will be giving a talk, and Fiona Dickson, the Suffolk Show's honey judge will judge the show. There will be several novice classes and of course the 'black jar' blind tasting class. More info later.
VARROA TREATMENTS - IMPORTANT!
If you use any varroa treatments on your bees you are legally required to keep a record of it for 5 years. The Suffolk Beekeepers' website has a sheet you can use: http://www.suffolkbeekeepers.co.uk/veterinary_medicine_administration_record.pdf
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CHECK OUT THE INFOGRAPHIC FROM THE BBKA ON ITS EXAMINATION STRUCTURE. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IN ONE SIMPLE CHART - CLICK HERE OR GO TO 'ARTICLES' PAGE
All the info you need on the Tree Bumblebee (bombus hypnorum) HERE, especially if you collect swarms.
FANTASTIC POLLEN CHART on the Sheffield Beekeepers' website helps you identify the pollen your bees bring in.
(With thanks to Sheffield Beekeepers and also to Bristol Beekeepers for alerting us to it.)
To purchase direct click HERE.
BEWARE THE ASIAN HORNET! Advice on BeeBase and identification info on NNSS website.
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