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Mar
24
Sun
Group A – Apiary Visit @ Netherbury Apiary
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Subject to the right weather conditions this will be the first meeting of the season at the WDBKA Apiary for some of our student beekeepers. Group A.

Please remember to bring clean gloves and wellies – suits will be available at the apiary.

Carole Astbury, Carole Brown and Brian Godfrey will be leading the session.

Mar
26
Tue
WDBKA Lecture Programme @ Bridport Christian Fellowship Hall, East St carpark,
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We look forward to welcoming Colin Varndell to our March meeting. Colin is a professional natural history photographer.

He will be treating us to his excellent images and speaking to raise our awareness of

‘The Hedgehog Predicament’.

Something a little bit different …. See you there!

Mar
30
Sat
Apiary Visit – Group B @ Netherbury Apiary
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Subject to the right weather conditions this will be the first meeting of the season at the WDBKA Apiary for some of our student beekeepers. Group B.

Please remember to bring clean gloves and wellies – suits will be available at the apiary.

Carole Brown, Caroline Dilke and Trevor Ford will be leading the session.

Apr
4
Thu
East Devon BKA Lecture Programme @ Kilmington Village Hall
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

East Devon BKA invite WDBKA members to join their annual lecture programme.

‘Dance Like Nobody’s Watching!’

This is the final talk of the series. Master Beekeeper and Psychologist, Lynne Ingram considers the role of dance communication in colony wellbeing. Come, learn and enjoy this insight into the colony mind from a knowledgeable beekeeper and communicator.

 

Apr
13
Sat
Apiary visit – Groups A+B @ Netherbury Apiary
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

We look forward to welcoming Kevin Pope – SBI,Β  to the WDBKA Apairy to meet our latest cohort of new beekeepers.

Kevin will lead the session which will focus on a full disease inspection to assess the health of the colonies as we head into the new season.

Please bring clean gloves and wellies – suits are available at the apiary.

Apr
20
Sat
Apiary Visit – Group A @ Netherbury Apiary
Apr 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This will be the final visit for Group AΒ … completing the Beginners’ Course for 2019.

Please remember that you are very welcome to attend further apiary meetings as the season progresses – it’s a brilliant way to develop and extend the knowledge you have gained during the theory part of the course.

Please remember to bring clean gloves and wellies – suits available to loan.

Apr
28
Sun
Apiary Visit – Group B @ Netherbury Apiary
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This will be the final visit for Group B … completing the Beginners’ Course for 2019.

Please remember that you are very welcome to attend further apiary meetings as the season progresses – it’s a brilliant way to develop and extend the knowledge you have gained during the theory part of the course.

Please remember to bring clean gloves and wellies – suits available to loan.

Jul
20
Sat
County Bee Health Day🐝🐝🐝 @ Blandford School
Jul 20 all-day

Advance notice to put this date in your diary.

Dorset BKA is planning a Bee Health Day in association with the Bee inspectorate. This will be a very interesting occasion … a brilliant opportunity to review and refresh your knowledge regarding bee diseases, threats, and effective ways to manage and maintain a healthy colony.

Dont miss it!

Oct
8
Tue
WDBKA Lecture Programme @ Bridport Christian Fellowship Hall, East St carpark,
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We look forward to welcoming Dan Basterfield to our programme of winter lectures.

Dan will enthrall us with his fascinating presentation –

‘Dissecting Bees Explained’

Come and find out what’s going on inside our bees and how we can help them to stay healthy.