Leiston Beekeepers

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Suffolk Show

The Suffolk Show is coming soon, 1st and 2nd June, and the Suffolk Beekeepers’ tent will be worth a visit as usual. Our branch is responsible for the candle rolling table this year but there will also be live bees to look at, honey and honey products to buy and the fantastic honey show to look at.

We hope some of our members will be entering the honey show this year so it's time to plan your entries and send in details to the show secretary. See below:

SUFFOLK SHOW WED & THUR 1 & 2 JUNE 2016 - FOR INFO  CLICK HERE
FOR SUFFOLK HONEY SHOW SCHEDULE CLICK HERE 

FOR ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------SCHOOL FARM AND COUNTRY FAIR 2016

Here we are at the School Farm and Country Fair at Ipswich Show Ground on 21 April, talking to the children about bees and beekeeping. Click HERE for more.

L&DBKA helpers at Show


APIARY DAYS 2016

We are trying something different at the apiary this year for the potential beekeepers and complete beginners. Rather than having new people coming along every week, the first Saturday of the month is for the beginners and the rest of the time for improvers. We’d like to try a few things we haven’t done for a while to encourage those of you that have had bees for a couple of years to develop your skills.

For example, we want to try the Demaree method of swarm control as well as Pagden, do a shook swarm as well as a Bailey comb change, raise some queens to sell and help build up the confidence to take the BBKA Basic assessment.

Obviously you can decide which sessions are for you and can come along as often as you like. The more people we have to talk to the beginners the better. We will see how it goes.

Normal times for opening, 2pm for shopping and 2.30pm to open the bees.


Observation Hive

Thanks to John Everett and Marks & Spencer, L&DBKA now has a new observation hive. We are delighted with this very generous gift. Look out for it at our forthcoming shows.


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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.

Click HERE

(With thanks to Sheffield Beekeepers and also to Bristol Beekeepers for alerting us to it.)


 

DVD

To purchase direct click HERE.


 

  BEWARE THE ASIAN HORNET! Advice on BeeBase   and identification info on NNSS website.


 

Registered Member  £27 (inc optional £1.50 research contribution)

Partner Member (residing at same address as Registered Member)  £17.50 (inc optional £1.50 research contribution)

Country Member (supportive but not active) £12 (inc optional £1.50 research contribution)

Junior Member £12 (please call 01728 604388 for further details)

 

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