Lancaster Beekeepers

Love your Bees

Lancaster Beekeepers

Who we are
Lancaster Beekeepers is friendly and growing group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly throughout the year to share experiences and develop their beekeeping skills. Membership currently exceeds 140 members.

The Club offers all newcomers a comprehensive training package to ensure that they become competent beekeepers. Throughout the year, we hold a diverse range of talks and workshops, on a wide range of topics suitable for people new to beekeeping, those just interested in beekeeping and more experienced beekeepers. We also have a number of social events, where there is the opportunity for exchange of experiences with the highs and lows of beekeeping. Some events are held at members' apiaries and practical demonstrations are held at the Club’s apiary.

The benefits of membership do not end here. Experienced Club members are always available to provide guidance and practical assistance when necessary. Club membership also includes public liability insurance, bee disease insurance, the six times yearly magazine of the British Beekeepers' Association and invitations to the shows and conventions of other beekeeping clubs in the region.  The Club also provides a monthly newsletter which is available on this website.

Contacts:

Chairman: Dr Fred Ayres, 01524 811987 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary: Pip Merriman, 01524 382323 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership Oficer: Linda Wilson, 01524 858247 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2014


Sat.20th Sept Pollen Workshop, Members £25, -Non-members £30 (space permitting)

To reserve a place contact Alayne, (015242) 21592 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Saturday 8th November: Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping Workshop. Truckhaven. Members and non – members, £35
To reserve a place contact Fred on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Friday 21st November: Annual Dinner for members and partners Further details to come or contact Jenny on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


2015 EVENTS

Tuesday 6th January: Members Forum, 7.30 pm (members only). Hala Carr Community Centre

Where Do We Go From Here? Have your say.

The Club has come a long way in the last 6 years so what can the next 6 years bring for happy, healthy bees and their keepers? We really need your ideas. Come along to this members only meeting and tell us:
• what you think works for the Club and what needs changing
• will the changes proposed so far help you and the Club?
• how can the Club provide better support for your beekeeping?
• can you help the Club achieve its objectives
• any other points you want to raise
The Club is its members and we really value your contributions, big and small. We need to hear your views on moving forward. If you can't make the meeting , email your thoughts to one of the committee. Bring some 'goodies' to share!
Lancaster Beekeepers Committee

Saturday March 21st, 2 pm. Annual General Meeting at St Paul's Parish Hall. There will be a speaker, tea and cakes as well as AGM business.
For further information contact Alayne on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

OPEN TRAINING COURSES for 2015

TBA Introduction to basic beekeeping, Truckhaven:

TBA Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping Workshop

TBA Basic Beekeeping Competencies. A four-week practical course at the club apiary, Yealand Conyers
For further information go to Courses page.