Beginners and more

The formal 2 weeks for the Beginners course ended with the weather (only just) warm enough to peek inside a hive or two. Next up is Artificial Swarms and Diseases on 10 May. This session is open to all members. In the meantime, all are welcome to the apiary every Sunday for bee chat and a look in the hives if the sun shines.

Next event is March 29th.... second hand equipment sale date and other beekeeping paraphernalia

Beekeeping Beginners Course 2015

Next up is the 2015 Beekeepers Beginners Course. Almost fully booked, if anyone stlll needs to get payments to the HBKA Treasurer to confirm their booking, there is very little time to get the cheque in. Two weekends, starting 14th and 22nd March, with a follow up club session on disease and swarm control. The link above is a printable document with session details, map and tear off slip with contact details.

Bee Course


Spring Bee Auctions


There are still several Spring Bee Auctions held annually around the country and if nothing else, they give an idea what an overwintered colony is worth each year and indirectly what the winter survival rates were like. If they include live bees, they will have a schedule for delivery of lots and inspections by the local RBI or SBI before the auction opens to the public. Some of the well established ones are at Lincoln 28th March, West Sussex 25th April and Gloucester 9th May.

Wax Preparation

Next training day for members is on Sunday 8th March at 11:00 when Bill Fitzmaurice will be talking about wax preparation.



Middx Federation Food Safety Course

A few places are left to book on the Middx Federation Food Safety Course, not far from us in Greenford on the 11 April. See "read more" below for latest details.