WDBKA Apiary Meeting @ WDBKA Apiary, Netherbury
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come and enjoy some time with the bees … all the colonies should be ticking over nicely … hopefully enjoying some lovely weather!

Clean suits and gloves please – suits available to borrow.

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.

WDBKA Apiary Visit @ WDBKA Netherbury Apiary
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

If you’re always too busy to come along to the Apiary on a weekend … then this is a perfect opportunity to join us on a week day…

What a lovely way to start a week!

Please note the time …. 12 noon … and remember to wear clean boots and gloves. Suits available to wear.

County Bee Health Day🐝🐝🐝 @ Shillingstone Village Hall
Jul 20 all-day

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.

Change of venue from Blandford School to –  Shillingstone Village hall which is the Portman Hall on the A357 diagonally opposite the filling station. The postcode is DT11 0SF.

It has enough space for about 150 people,  a good kitchen and car parking is in the field beside the hall. .

Please come to the event if you can. A selection of titles from Northern bee books and Lin from Stockbridge Bee supplies will also be there to sell small equipment.

Dont miss it!

WDBKA Apiary Visit @ WDBKA Netherbury Apiary
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

A further Monday morning session which we hope will be well supported.

We will be monitoring the colonies and the honey supers … hoping  to remove a crop in time to process for Melplash.

Please bring clean boots and gloves.

WDBKA Apiary Meeting @ WDBKA Netherbury Apiary
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The season will be slipping by all too fast … come and enjoy the bees while the summer lasts!

Clean boots and gloves please.

Suits available to wear.

WDBKA Members Meeting @ WDBKA Netherbury Apiary
Aug 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The first meeting in the month for members … with a close look at the bees to inspect for disease and assess their state of health. We hope all the colonies will be queenright and laden with surplus stores!

See you there … with clean gloves and boots please.

WDBKA Apiary Visit @ Netherbury
Aug 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Chris and Trevor will be leading the meeting … preparing the bees for the Melplash show. We hope to be able to take two observation stands … they are always very popular … a brilliant way to get up close to our bees without having to wear a suit!

The latest batch of supers might be ready to remove as we prepare our colonies for their Varroa treatment.

Clean boots and gloves please. Suits available to loan.

WDBKA at the Melplash Show @ Melplash Showground
Aug 22 all-day

The Melplash Show is fast approaching … don’t forget to book your entries for the various classes.

Please see the latest newsletter for details.

Offers of help to man the stands gratefully received … also honey cakes to sell!

See you there!

WDBKA Apiary Visit @ Netherbury
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

We are hoping that all the supers will have been cleared so that the first Varroa treatments can be applied. This year we plan to use Apiguard. The thymol will be left to take effect for two weeks before the second application.

Clean gloves and boots please. Suits available for loan.