Aug
22
Thu
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!

Aug
26
Mon
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.

Sep
7
Sat
WDBKA Apiary Visit @ Netherbury
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This will be the first members meeting of the month.

We plan to carry out a detailed inspection of all the colonies to monitor their health before the end of the active season.

The second Varroa treatments will be applied.

Clean boots and gloves please. Suits available for loan.

Sep
23
Mon
WDBKA Apiary Visit @ Netherbury
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Time to remove the Varroa treatments and heft the hives.

Clean boots and gloves please. Suits available for loan.

Sep
30
Mon
WDBKA Apiary Visit @ Netherbury
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

A general check to ensure all is well as the colonies prepare for the winter months ahead.

Clean suits and gloves please. Suits available to loan.

Oct
5
Sat
WDBKA Apiary Visit @ Netherbury
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The final meeting for all members at the WDBKA Apiary this year.

There will be equipment to clear and a general tidy up of the site … so all help gratefully received!

Hope to see you there … with the usual clean boots and gloves … with suits available to loan before they are packed away until next year.

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.