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.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2014
Saturday 8th November: Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping Workshop. Truckhaven. Members and non – members, £35
Friday 21st November: Annual Dinner for members and partners
It is that time of year again and this year we have booked the Longlands Hotel (on the Burton in Kendal road near to Warton and Pine Lake).
We have booked for a 7pm arrival on Friday 21st November and they have prepared a wonderful looking Annual Dinner Menu for us (see attached).
It would be lovely to see as many folks who can make it.
Or if you do not have email you can ring me on 01524 64993.
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. The speaker will be Phil Chandler (Barefoot Beekeeper) talking about Sustainable Beekeeping, followed by tea and cakes as well AGM business.
OPEN TRAINING COURSES for 2015
Introduction to basic beekeeping, Truckhaven: SATURDAY, 14TH MARCH 2015
Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping Workshop Saturday 8 November 2014
Basic Beekeeping Competencies. A four-week practical course at the club apiary, Yealand Conyers.
Commencing Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May 2015
For further information go to Courses page