A little bee film

At this time of year it is always exciting when we can have a proper look inside the hives to see what our colonies have been up to. Click on the link to the Guardian website below to see Carole and Ken in action in Spring 2011. They were “volunteered” to take part in a […]

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First Apiary meeting of the year for WDBKA members

Members of WDBKA gathered at the apiary on Saturday 6th April for the first meeting of the season. Not surprisingly the weather was deemed too cold to open hives and inspect the colonies.

Hives were hefted to assess the weight of stores to keep the bees going whilst the cold snap continues. Varroa trays were […]

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Queens: Chance or Choice? Talk by Richard Ball Rtd NBI

In one of our winter talks Richard Ball, retired NBI, delivered an informative lecture sharing his thoughts and experience regarding the importance of effective queen rearing for all beekeepers.

Richard began by urging us all to improve our stocks, for which good husbandry is the key. If we beekeepers each year selected our best […]

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If you are interested in bees you have come to the right place

The site is designed to be a resource for members of the West Dorset Beekeepers’ Association (WDBKA) and for interested members of the general public.

Our Association draws its members from West Dorset, the area roughly west of Dorchester and the A37 (a smaller area than that covered by West Dorset District Council!)

What […]

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