Leiston Beekeepers

LAURIE WISEMAN'S LATEST NEWSLETTER  -

CLICK HERE TO READ

(and HERE for attached sheet mentioned in this newsletter)

LAURIE HAS PUT TOGETHER SOME ADVICE FOR INSPECTIONS NOW THE WEATHER IS WARMER - CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF

and click HERE to see how Lesley Dolphin of BBC Radio Suffolk got on when Laurie taught her the art of bee keeping...


 

LEISTON BEEKEEPERS WISH YOU A BEE-EAUTIFUL 2014 SEASON!

Bee Safari 2013

 

Leiston Beekeepers are the Branch or grassroots level of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) and provide practical advice on all aspects of bee keeping.

The Association was founded in 1946 and is still going strong. This is our new website, and we shall be adding to it as new material comes along.
We are part of the Suffolk Beekeepers Association (SBA), the county group which links the members to the BBKA.
Click HERE to read about what we do.
Click HERE to read about how the Association was founded.                                                                                         

Bee Boot Sale

CBPV

Bad news from members about this virus - not widely known about. Click HERE to read their account of an attack of the virus.

Click HERE for a link to DEFRA's Beebase for more information.

Two articles of interest on Feeding Honey Bees and Invert Sugar click HERE to go to the page (under navigation bar 'Articles')


AGM 2014 - DOWNLOAD THE MINUTES HERE (PDF)

NEWS-NEWS-NEWS-NEWS

There's a 'new bee' about... but you might be about to be stung...

It's the Tree Bumblebee or 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.

LDBKA Member Warwick Faville has sent in the story of the swarm that colonised a tree in his garden. Read it HERE.

Bee DVD

To check copies are available at the apiary, email Brian HERE. To purchase direct from the film company, 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.

SCARY PIC! - beware the dreaded laying worker!

drone layer

Peter Girling wonders whether this is a record for the most eggs in a single cell....

He took the hive 100m away and shook them out, as only the old foragers, and not any laying workers, will return to the original hive position and enter the nearest hive(s).

 


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.

UNVEILED See what LDBKA members got up to in 2007...

Dates for your Diary

Apiary open every Saturday (unless notified otherwise) from 5 April 2014


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


Registered Member  £26 (inc optional £1.50 research contribution)

Partner Member (residing at same address as Registered Member)  £17 (inc optional £1.50 research contribution)

Country Member (supportive but not active) £11.50 (inc optional £1.50 research contribution)

Junior Member £11.50 (please call 01728 604388 for further details)


 

We have done our best to attribute copyright to photos used on the website. We apologise for any inadvertent errors. If there are any problems, please get in touch and we will remedy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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