Beginners Sessions at the Apiary - 2015
In 2015 we again intend to hold some informal, basic, beginners’ sessions at the apiary. They will take place most Sunday afternoons at 2pm starting on Sunday 17th May.
You don’t need to have bees to attend just an interest in seeing what it’s all about. The sessions are open to Hexham members both beginners and those with some experience, who would like to see a range of different beekeeping skills and ways to deal with what you may find in your own hive when you open it. The things we will cover are briefly:- Bee & brood identification and health of the colony. Feeding - what to feed, how & when. Equipment. Swarm control and chemical and non-chemical control of varroa and other diseases.
The sessions will depend to some extent on weather and availability of demonstrators. Anyone wishing to attend should email me, at the address below, so that we know how many people are interested. Please check the website for up to date details of the sessions.
Anyone who feels they would like to help at sessions (no need to be an expert) please contact me on the email address below.
Beginners Frame Making Session Sun 27th April at Wall Village Hall at 2pm
To get our Beginners’ Sessions off to a good start we have organised a frame making afternoon. We will also talk about preparing for the coming season.
Learn how to make frames and how to prepare your kit for the coming season. This is a practical session so please bring a small hammer, pliers, strong bladed knife and wooden chopping board (to protect the Village Hall tables). Don’t worry if you don’t have all these things just bring what you can, we will have a few spare.
All beginners and new members welcome, you don’t need to have bees, plus anyone who feels they need a bit of practice at frame making. Experienced frame makers welcome to help, instruct and make frames – we need lots for the coming season. Tea, coffee, biscuits and a good chat provided.
If you would like to come along or want more details please email me at Beginners.email@example.com so I know how many people to expect.
2015 Summer Programme (including beginners)
Sunday 24th April - Beginners Frame Making Session Wall Village Hall 2pm
Sunday 10th May – Association visit to Chainbridge Honey Farm
Sunday 17th May - Beginners Session – Wylam
Monday 25th May – County Show
Sunday 31st May - Beginners Session – Wylam
Sunday 7th June – HBKA Apiary Meeting - Wylam
Sunday 14th June - Beginners Session – Wylam
Sunday 21st June - Beginners Session – Wylam
Sunday 28th June - Beginners Session – Wylam
Sunday July 5th - HBKA Apiary Session – Venue TBC
Sunday July 12th - Beginners Session – Wylam
Sunday July 26th - Beginners Session – Wylam
Sunday August 2nd – HBKA Apiary Session – Venue TBC
Sunday August 9th – Beginners Session – Wylam
Sunday August 16th – Beginners Session – Wylam
End August/early Sept - Heather Meeting Date & Venue TBC
September - Beginners Session Putting Bees To Bed - Wylam