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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
6
Sat
First Apiary Meeting for Members @ Netherbury Apiary
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Although our student groups have already enjoyed their first visits to the Apiary, this is the first opportunity in 2019 for all members to come along and see what the colonies are up to!

The four colonies are running in different configurations to demonstrate a variety of ways to use National and 14×12 kit.

Please bring clean boots and gloves. Suits are available to loan.

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.

May
4
Sat
Apiary Meeting for WDBKA Members @ Netherbury Apiary
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

As the season progresses it will be interesting to see how the four colonies are progressing.

Come along to compare the success of the different configurations the AMC have planned this year.

Please bring clean boots and gloves. Suits are available for loan.

Jun
1
Sat
Apiary Meeting for WDBKA Members @ Netherbury Apiary
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Hopefully the summer weather will be well established by now and the colonies will be thriving.

Come and check on their progress and catch up with friends for some bee-related chat.

 

Please remember clean boots and gloves. Suits are available for loan.

Jul
6
Sat
Apiary visit for WDBKA members @ Netherbury Apiary
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

All the colonies should be in full flow – come along to see how they have progressed as the summer races along.

Please remember to bring clean gloves and boots. Suits are available to loan.