LATEST I&ESBKA NEWSLETTER - CLICK HERE
LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM LAURIE - HERE
THE APIARY IS NOW CLOSED OVER WINTER
BUT LOTS OF INTERESTING UPDATES AND COMMENTS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE - CHECK US OUT www.facebook.com/leistonbeekeepers
DON'T FORGET - WOODWORKING SESSION
SAT 21 MARCH AT THE URC HALL, 2 - 4.30pm.
Here's a picture of our education co-ordinator David Burns receiving his certificates from Peter Girling for passing several BBKA exams. David will be running the Beekeeping Course shown above. David is an ex high school teacher and has passed more BBKA exams than most of our members. He has 50+ hives (and plans to double this number!) and is keen to encourage more L&DBKA members to take the BBKA Basic Assessment.
Each session stands alone so you don't have to commit yourself to attending all four sessions. Attendance is open to all L&DBKA members, whether you are just starting or have kept bees for many years. Booking is essential.
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
Beware the Tree Bumblebee (bombus hypnorum). There were lots of calls about this bee last year, so check out its appearance and behaviour HERE, especially if you collect swarms.
AGM 2014 - DOWNLOAD THE MINUTES HERE (PDF)
Report on the 54th Annual Delegates Meeting of the BBKA on 11th Jan 2014 - click HERE
Many thanks to Roger Patterson for coming to talk to us last year. Click HERE for the link to his website. Roger also maintains one in memory of the late DAVID A CUSHMAN which has a huge amount of advice and resources for beekeepers. And for anyone interested in cooking with honey, Roger has a fantastic collection of delicious recipes of all kinds on HONEY RECIPES.
One of our new members keeps bees in London and has a wonderful blog devoted to bees and beekeeping. Read it HERE.
And fame for Laurie! Laurie Wiseman has been interviewed by the EADT - read it HERE.