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 811978  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary & Membership Officer: Pip Merriman, 01524 382323  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2015 EVENTS 
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.
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Thursday April 16th (evening) Venue: Lancaster House Conference Centre, Lancaster, LA1 4GJ

Time 7:30 pm

Professor Keith  Delaplane (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.

 

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OPEN TRAINING COURSES for 2015

Introduction to basic beekeeping, Truckhaven: SATURDAY, 14TH MARCH 2015

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