Honey for sale at Melplash

Preparations are well underway for the annual WDBKA Honey Show and sales at the Melplash Show.

The honey from the Association Apiary is now bottled and ready for sale … we are delighted that our bees have been so busy!

WDBKA honey from the Netherbury Apiary ready for sale.

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WDBKA Apiary Outing

On the 6th August members of the Association enjoyed a visit to Annabelle Jackman.

There was plenty of time for a leisurely inspection of her very calm and friendly bees before we all sat down to share a delicious array of teatime treats.

The skep cake was amazing … another entry for Melplash?!

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WDBKA honey extraction workshop

Many thanks to the small team of willing volunteers who helped to extract the honey crop from our Netherbury Apiary. We had five heavy supers to process and used two, six-frame tangential extractors to complete the job in good time. Several buckets of honey have been emptied into the settling tank, the empty supers are […]

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WDBKA Auction

The sun shone for our auction of bee equipment on Saturday 25th March. Sufficient folk came along to clear the majority of the lots and most of us went home with some real bargain buys.

Many thanks to all those who prepared the lots for sale, to our excellent auctioneer and her assistant, and […]

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Melplash Memories 2016

After a hectic run up to the show it was great to see so many members, friends and visitors taking time to enjoy the attractions. The Melplash Show is a terrific showcase for our Association and provides a great opportunity to share information with the general public … as well as sign up students for […]

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Preparations for Melplash!

The show ground is taking shape as preparations for the next Melplash Show gain momentum. The ‘Bee Team’ have prepared our marquee this evening. Thank you to everyone for a slick operation!

We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday 25th. Stewards will be on duty from 7a.m. […]

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Bees for Development Fundraising Event

Thank you to WDBKA member Sally Beeson and friends who raised £146.22 for Bees for Development on Saturday morning, 7th May.

 

It was a lovely warm Saturday market-day in Bridport and the plant stall generated quite a bit of interest. It was good to have leaflets available as there were a few people […]

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WDBKA Annual Luncheon

The New Year has got off to a flying start for WDBKA!

Forty-one members, family and friends sat down to share an excellent meal in the club house at the Bridport golf course.

 

Thank you to Carole for her slick organisation. How soon can we all book for next year!

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Bee Pests – talk by Nigel Semmence RBI

Nigel began by telling us he is in fact no longer our Regional Bee Inspector: he has recently been promoted to “Contingency Planning and Science Officer”. A new RBI will be appointed soon, and Nigel is the point of contact in the meantime. The Bee inspectors are now part of the Animal and Plant health […]

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Taster evening for potential Beekeepers

An evening meeting in October provided an opportunity for potential beekeepers to find out a bit more about the popular Beginners course – due to start in February 2016.

A range of experienced beekeepers gave short introductory talks to whet the appetites of new students. A range of key aspects of the craft were covered […]

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