Leiston Beekeepers

Tree Bumble Bee

It's 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.

Bee Composed - Penny helped musician and artist Lily Hunter Green make her installation for SNAP Art at the Aldeburgh Festival in June. See Lily's project HERE.

2014 SEASON PREPARATIONS  (photos by new members Rosi and Barry)

Apiary Tidy 2014

APIARY TIDY-UP ON MARCH 29

 

Making frames

New members learning how to make frames

 

Pollen going in

Pollen going in on March 29 - very early in the season!


Bee...AND HERE'S AN AMAZING ACCOUNT OF HOW TO COLLECT A SWARM IN A DIFFICULT PLACE (SO WHO EVER SAID IT WOULD BE EASY?????) CLICK HERE

Laurie Wiseman's latest newsletter  -  Click HERE to read

Laurie has 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...


HONEY EXTRACTION LESSON FOR NEW MEMBERS

New(ish) members Rachel, John and Carole took their supers to Penny's honey house for a practical lesson in how to extract the honey. After much discussion and jollity all three went home proudly clutching their first honey crop. Penny said, "If anyone else would like to come along for some hands-on honey extracting experience please get in touch. And don't forget L&DBKA has a spinner available for loan to our members."

Honey extraction session

Honey extraction session

 

A very proud John!

A very proud John!


CHRONIC BEE PARALYSIS VIRUS

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)

Report on the 54th Annual Delegates Meeting of the BBKA on 11th Jan 2014 - click HERE

 

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.

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)


 

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