HBKA

Steve Utley

Presidents Evening with …….

Brian Draper

Thursday November 16th, 7:30pm at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford

A talk on the River Wye, from its
source to Hereford.

Brian Draper worked for almost 40 years on flood defence, land
drainage and river conservation, during which time he gave many lectures
on rivers and was the official schools lecturer for the Upper Severn
Area of the National Rivers Authority. On his retirement in 1996 he
became a full time lecturer and courier. A keen naturalist, walker and
photographer, he was awarded an MBE for his work in furthering the
conservation of rivers. He has lived all his life in the Teme Valley.

Archived 2016 Newsletters

A report on East LAN’s recent “Brains Trust” evening, an article on Polynucs, an obituary for Ted Goodhead and a run-down on the latest developments at the HBKA Apiary.

December 2016

A rather less bulky Buzzword this month, everyone, in line with the general seasonal decline in activity of bees – and beekeepers too! Still the odd report or two though plus another article by Celia Davis that’s definitely worth reading.

November 2016

Something for everyone this month – Asian Hornets, Festival of Bees & Honey and other event reports, coming soons, change of charitable status (Committee Corner – you absolutely must read this), a fascinating piece about pheromones, Bob’s bit, some adverts – and some rather depressing but not unexpected stop press news too.

October 2016

This month’s Buzzword starts off with our forthcoming Festival of Bees & Honey and then goes on to cover LAN reports, honey harvesting workshops, internet trawling and the merits of (accidental) leave-alone beekeeping – a heady mix to be savoured at your leisure…

September 2016

The Royal Three Counties Show, the Summer Garden Party, the Hog Roast and the Winter Cluster are the main things covered in this edition.

August 2016

Some substantial LAN reports in this edition plus an alert from the NBU, a quick Internet trawl and news about how HBKA members can help publicise our “new look” Honey Show.

July 2016

This edition of The Buzzword includes some interesting LAN activity reports plus an article on Asteraceae by Celia Davis.

June 2016

Here’s where you can find more reports from the LANs, obtain advice about allergic reactions and how best to deal with them, take a brief trip to Corfu (of Durrell Family fame) and, more sadly, read the obituary of Jim Oliver, our 2015-16 President.

May 2016

Inside this edition you can read the first LAN reports of the season, see event reports and information, discover how to prevent a colony swarming without finding the queen and get an update on pesticide problems in Herefordshire.

April 2016

In this edition, you’ll find that the first HBKA meeting of 2016 has already taken place (see report on page 3) and that next up is the AGM on Tuesday 15 March at which Marin Anastasov is the guest speaker. Also inside, you can read about Mead Making, Bailey comb changing and Pesticide Problems in Herefordshire.

March 2016

This month there are items on mead and moisture, a glimpse of beekeeping in Mexico, reports on national and local meetings – and, on pages 1 and 2, some upcoming events to note, in particular, the AGM on 15th March.

February 2016

First one of the New Year highlighting the abnormal weather conditions, telling a dramatic story, giving instruction on mead-making, offering advice on hive cleaning and keeping you up to date with what you should be doing bee-wise this month.

January 2016