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 Exmoor Division

Beekeepers’ Programme 2017



January  

Thursday 5th   Agricultural Unit*, 7pm: EBKA Committee Meeting

Friday 20th   Luttrell Arms: EBKA Christmas Dinner

February  

Wednesday 1st   Agricultural Unit, 7-9pm: Beginners’ Course 1 Introduction.  

Wednesday 8th    Agricultural Unit, 7-9pm: Beginners’ Course 2 The hive; history; frame-making.  

Wednesday 15th    Agricultural Unit, 7-9pm: Beginners’ Course 3 The beekeeping year.

Wednesday 22nd   Agricultural Unit, 7-9pm: Beginners’ Course 4 Queens & swarms.

March  

Wednesday 1st   Agricultural Unit, 7-9pm: Beginners’ Course 5 Pests and diseases.   

Wednesday 8th    Agricultural Unit, 7-9pm: Beginners’ Course 6 Bee plants, products of the hive.   

Wednesday 15th    Agricultural Unit, 7-9pm: Beginners’ Course 7 Setting up an apiary & what happens next.

Saturday 25th   Agricultural Unit, 2pm Beginners’ Course Apiary session 1  

To be confirmed    Agricultural Unit: Asian hornet update and trap building

April  

Saturday 1st   Agricultural Unit, 2pm Beginners’ Course Apiary session 2

Saturday 8th    Agricultural Unit, 2pm Beginners’ Course Apiary session 3: find and mark Queens

Saturday 22nd    Agricultural Unit, 2pm Collecting a sample of bees and testing for Nosema: demonstration by Rob Fox

May  

Saturday 20th    Agricultural Unit, 2pm Sugar roll Varroa testing: demonstration by Greg Bartnik

To be confirmed Visit to Quince Honey Farm

June  

Sunday 18th    Apiary inspection & BBQ 2pm: hosted by David and Mary Colley, Dunster,  

July  

Saturday 16th    Apiary inspection, 2pm: hosted by Sue Hosegood at Donniford

August  

Saturday 6th    Porlock Show

Friday 18th   Dunster Show

September  

Saturday 2nd   Agricultural unit: Making feed and winter feeding

Saturday 30th    Agricultural Unit, 2pm: Wax workshop  

October  

Saturday 7th    EBKA Honey Show, Dunster

November  

Friday 24th   Agricultural Unit, 7pm: AGM and Evening Lecture (title tbc)



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