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Jan
20
Sun
WDBKA Annual Luncheon- Happy New Year! @ Bridport and West Dorset Golf Club DT6 4PS
Jan 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Make a note in your new 2019 diary – a delicious lunchtime meeting not to be missed – back by popular demand!

Please look out for details in the January Newsletter.

Jan
29
Tue
WDBKA Beginners’ Course 2019 @ Bridport Christian Fellowship Hall, East St carpark,
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

The first of seven evening meetings for new beekeepers. See the ‘Courses’ tab on the home page for further details.

Feb
7
Thu
East Devon BKA Lecture Programme @ KIlmington Village Hall
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

East Devon BKA invite WDBKA members to join them for their programme of winter lectures.

Clare Densley visited our own association in September when she gave an excellent talk on Pheromone Communication.

Now you have an opportunity to hear her again, this time her subject is –

‘Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus- the Problem, Defences and Treatment’

CBPV is one of over 20 identified bee viruses. Get up to date with the help of ClareΒ  – Manager of the Buckfast Abbey Apiary.

Feb
19
Tue
Frame Making and Fish and Chip Supper @ Bridport Christian Fellowship Hall, East St carpark,
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

An entertaining evening for new and old beekeepers – come along to get your frames prepared for the new season – plenty of willing volunteers keen to hone their skills!

Look out for further details in the February newsletter – menu options etc.

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

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

This month Brigit Strawbridge will present her talk –

‘Bees: importance of diversity and relationships with flowering plants’

Brigit is a nationally known ecologist, broadcaster and beekeeper. She will explain that no single species has it all, either as a pollinator or a food source. She considers that diversity is essential but under- appreciated

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!

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.

 

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.