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Central Division

Hon. Secretary. -

Nick Potts, 51 Portway, Wells BA5 2BQ 01749 676808 Contact Nick HERE

For those who attended the  Central Division course for beginners to beekeeping,

 here are some links and contacts

FERA document Handling and examining a colony of bees

Chris Wright for supply of nucs of bees  01963 350897

Membership Form 2016 Gift Aid

Download the 2016 membership form and Gift aid forms here or print out the colony record cards for your own use

Colony Record Card

To help with the startup costs, Central Division are running a ‘Rent a Hive’ scheme again this year. Members of the division can rent the hive for the year, and at the end of the year decide if they wish to continue in the craft.. If they wish, the hive and contents can be returned with no additional costs, or a single payment may be made to complete the purchase with all the rental being deducted from the purchase price.

For more information contact our treasurer Mark Jones here

Central Division Rent a Hive

Apiary Meetings for Central Division 2017

Feb. 4th   Hornet Traps & Honey Cakes      Earth Science Centre

Beginners Course - Feb 22nd, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th - Held at Whitstone School at 19:30

Practical - April 22nd - Practical day for beginners held at 14:30

Apiary Meetings all start at 14:30 unless stated:

April 29th           Spring Inspection               Chris Kennedy

May 20th           How’s it going?                   Divisional Apiary

June 10th          Is all OK?                            Elaine Culley

June 24th          Let’s expand (or not)          Chris Wright

July 8th              How’s the hive?                  Divisional Apiary

July 29th            Is there honey for tea?       Mark Jones

Aug 12th            Honey Extraction & Show

                          Prep                                   Earth Science Centre

Aug 20th            Mid Somerset Show

Sept 16th          Let’s feed & treat.                Pauline Sampson

Nov 22nd           AGM   at 19:30                    Earth Science Centre    

There will also be some mid-week meetings at the divisional apiary but these will be advised as they are decided.

Details of the Central Division 2018 beginners’ course are now available - See here