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Feb
19
Tue
Frame Making and Fish and Chip Supper @ Bridport Christian Fellowship Hall, East St carpark,
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm โ€“ 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
2
Sat
Bee Auction @ Sunninghill School, Dorchester
Mar 2 all-day

An opportunity to buy second hand equipment at a bee auction … always lots of fun!

See the latest edition of ย Honeycraft for more details.

Mar
7
Thu
East Devon BKA Lecture Programme @ Kilmington Village Hall
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm โ€“ 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
10
Sun
DBKA AGM @ Sunninghill School, Dorchester
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm โ€“ 3:30 pm

Please come along to support the Dorset BKA AGM … a lovely opportunity to meet Beekeepers from across the County.

Margaret ย Murdin from the BBKA is our guest speaker.

It is the turn of WDBKA to provide refreshments for the meeting … so all cakes gratefully received!

Look out for further details nearer the time.

See you there!

Mar
26
Tue
WDBKA Lecture Programme @ Bridport Christian Fellowship Hall, East St carpark,
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm โ€“ 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 โ€“ 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.

 

Jul
20
Sat
County Bee Health Day๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ @ 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 โ€“ 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.