SWARM ALERT - SUNDAY 12th APRIL 2015
The season is already under way and swarms will soon be on the agenda. We are running a members’ workshop on:
THEORETICAL SWARM MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
(theory only – no bees.)
Venue: Truckhaven Times: 9.30 – 12.30
Topics covered :-
• Pre-emptive swarm control – methods to minimise swarming
• Different ways of dealing with swarm cells
• Setting up bait hives
• Collecting and hiving a swarm
All members welcome. There is no charge but donations to the cost of the room are will be appreciated. There is no need to book but if you can let me know beforehand to organise tea/coffee it would be helpful.
Tel. 07768 632453
Thursday April 16th (evening) Venue: Lancaster House Conference Centre, Lancaster, LA1 4GJ
Time 7:30 pm
Professor Keith Deleplane (Prof. of Entomology at Louisiana State University, USA).
Keith is the Keynote Speaker at the British Beekeepers Association’s (BBKA) 2015 Spring Convention and Lancaster Beekeepers have been fortunate in having been able to arrange for Keith to come to Lancaster to speak as part of his Pre-Convention Tour.
We are the only location in the North that he will visit so this will be a unique opportunity to hear a world class renowned expert in our local area.
Keith oversees honey bee research, instruction and outreach at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences USA. He is a frequent lecturer on behalf of bee science across the English speaking world. In 2014 he was recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as an honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his research and outreach efforts in the United Kingdom.
Some of Keith’s specialist interests include the pathological effects of parasitic mites on honey bees, integrated control of parasitic mites, interaction of comb substrate on bee sociobiology and bee conservation biology.
Book form please click here.
BUILDING ALTERNATIVE HIVES - SUNDAY, 17TH MAY 2015
Venue: Club Apiary Times: 9.30 – 1.00
During this workshop we will build and set up a DZ hive, two Warré hives and a long-shallow hive ready for the introduction of bees.
All members welcome. There is no charge or need to book but it would be helpful if you could let me know if you intend to attend.
Tel: 01524 811978
QUEEN REARING FOR ALL - SATURDAY 6TH JUNE AT THE CLUB APIARY
A full one day HANDS ON workshop for beekeepers of all abilities to show both simple and advanced methods of rearing your own queens.
Led by Master Beekeeper David Raynor, the workshop will be held at the club apiary, commencing at 10.00am and finishing around 4.30 pm. Please bring your own lunch and beesuit.
ALSO, as part of the course involves grafting larvae, a one hour follow up session will be held at 2.00pm on SUNDAY 7th at the apiary to check your success at starting queen cells.
Limited places. Please contact Peter Stephens to reserve your place.
Tel 07768 632453
Sunday, 21st June 2015 at 2-00pm
Wildflower Meadow Walk, Meet: Catholic Church, Caton
Saturday, 27th June 2015 at 10-00am
Workshop – Preparation for Basic Examination (1), Venue: Club Apiary
Saturday, 4th July 2015, at 10-00am
Workshop – Preparation for Basic Examination (2), Venue: Club Apiary
Sunday, 19th July 2015 at 10-00am
Apiary Open Day, Venue: Club Apiary
Saturday, 25th July 2015 – time TBC
Basic Examination, Venue: Club Apiary
Saturday, 8th August 2015 at 2-00pm
Garden Meeting, “Preparing for Winter” Speaker – Peter Stephens
Hosted by Helen & Roger Jump
Saturday, 15th August 2015 at 2-00pm
Annual BBQ, Organiser: Dawn Boswell-Challand, Venue: Club Apiary
Tuesday, 8th September 2015 at 7-30pm
Club Meeting, Speaker – TBC, Venue: Hala Carr Community Centre
Saturday, 17th October 2015 at 9-30am
Workshop – Honey Extraction, Venue - TBC
Tuesday, 17th November 2015 at 7-30pm
Club Meeting –Honey Tasting, Venue: Hala Carr Community Centre
Tuesday, 5th January 2016 at 7-30pm
Members’ Forum and Wine & Cheese, Venue: St Paul’s Church Hall, Lancaster
Friday, 12th February 2016 at 7-30pm
Annual Dinner, Organiser: Jenny Gilpin, Venue – TBC
Saturday, 19th March 2016 at 2-00pm
Speaker TBC, Venue – St Paul’s Church Hall, Lancaster