Herefordshire Beekeepers Association

HBKA

HBKA Newsletter for June 2016

Another month has rolled by and here we are again everyone! This edition of The Buzzword includes some interesting LAN activity reports plus an article on Asteraceae by Celia Davis.

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HBKA Newsletter for May 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.

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HBKA Newsletter for April 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.

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HBKA Newsletter for March 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.

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HBKA EVENTS IN 2016

Here is a summary of events and activities planned so far for 2016:

  2016  
January 9th BBKA Delegates meeting Stoneleigh
February 16 th 7.30pm Evening meeting Three Counties Hotel
February 20th First aid course WRVS tbc
March 15th 7.00pm AGM Marin Anastasov – “How do bees learn?” Three Counties Hotel
Feb 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th Beginners Course WRVS
March 25th-28th Easter  
April 8-10th Spring Convention Harper Adams
April 16th, 30th Beginners practicals Holme Lacy
April 26th Evening meeting – Dr Phillips – “Allergic Reactions” Three Counties Hotel
May 2nd, Bank holiday  
May 7th Swarm control practical Holme Lacy
May 30th Bank holiday  
June 11th Hog roast Holme Lacy
June 17th-19th Three Counties Show Malvern
July 16th Garden party Thornbury
August 6th Herefordshire Country Fair  
September 3rd Preparing for the show tbc
September 10th Kington Show  
September 17th 18th HBKA Honey Show  
October 14th-16th MSWCC Swansea
October 20th evening meeting  
October 28th-30th National Honey Show  
November 12th MSWCC delegates’ meeting  
November 24th President’s choice evening  
  2017  
February 16th Evening meeting  
March 16th AGM  
March 23rd,30th, April 6th, 13th Beginners  
April 14th-17th Easter  
May 1st Bank holiday  
May 29th Bank holiday  
     

HBKA Newsletter for February 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.

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HBKA Newletter for January 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.

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Association Programme 2016/17

Here is the draft Association Program for 2016:

  2015  
October 29th-31st National Honey Show  
November 14th MSWCC Delegates meeting

 

 
November 17 th 7.30pm President’s choice evening Three Counties Hotel
     
  2016  
January 9th

 

February 16 th 7.30pm

Delegates meeting

 

Evening meeting

Stoneleigh

 

Three Counties Hotel

February 20th First aid course WRVS tbc
March 15th 7.00pm AGM Marin Anastasov

How do bees learn?

 

Three Counties Hotel
 

Feb 25th, March 3rd, 10th, 17th

 

 

beginners

 

WRVS

March 25th-28th Easter  
April 8-10th Spring Convention Harper Adams
April 16th, 30th

 

Beginners practicals

 

Holme Lacy
April 26th Evening meeting

Dr Phillips-allergic reactions

Three Counties Hotel
May 2nd,

 

Bank holiday

 

 
May 7th Swarm control practical Holme Lacy
May 30th

 

Bank holiday

 

 
June 11th Hog roast Holme Lacy
June 17th-19th

 

Three Counties Show

 

 
July 16th Garden party tbc
August 6th

 

Country Fair

 

 
September 3rd Preparing for the show tbc
September 10th Kington Show

 

 
September 17th 18th Honey Show

 

 
October 14th-16th MSWCC

 

Swansea
October 20th evening meeting

 

 
October 28th-30th National Honey Show  
November 12th MSWCC delegates meeting

 

 
November 24th President’s choice evening

 

 
     
  2017  
February 16th Evening meeting  
March 16th    
  AGM  
March 23rd,30th, April 6th, 13th    
  Beginners  
April 14th-17th    
  Easter  
May 1st    
  Bank holiday  
May 29th    
  Bank holiday  
     

To be arranged:

Summer 2016 garden party James Devereux

June 2016 proposed outing New Quay (with WVBKA).

Basic assessments first or second week in July.