Leiston Beekeepers

LATEST  I&ESBKA NEWSLETTER - CLICK HERE 

 LATEST NEWSLETTER FROM LAURIE - 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.

L&DBKA helpers at Show

 

Talking to children

Trying on helmet

Sadly the weather was too cold to take the observation hive with live bees in but there was still plenty for everyone to see. And as usual we had all lost our voices by the time we went home!


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.


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

FOR SUFFOLK HONEY SHOW SCHEDULE CLICK HERE    FOR ENTRY FORM CLICK HERE


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 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 a while ago. 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 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.


 

  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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