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October Apiary Notes

October 5, 2019 Simon Barrow 0

Now we are into October the weather has turned more autumnal although the bees are working the ivy during sunny spells. In fact some hives are working as if there is summer flow so they […]

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September Apiary Notes

September 27, 2019 Simon Barrow 0

Our bees are now preparing for winter and it is time for us to make sure colonies are in a good condition to survive the winter. My hives were all treated for varroa during August […]

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Swarming Season

April 23, 2019 admin 0

It’s that time of year again when we can expect to see honey bee swarms. Hives are beginning to get stronger and may soon decide to swarm. We have already seen some swarming and the recent […]

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Food for thought ?

March 13, 2019 admin 0

The bees in my garden have completely ignored the large patch of Snowdrops planted especially for them.  However, they have adored the pots used for growing tomatoes last year, with leftover but “spent” organic compost.  […]

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2019 Beekeeping Courses Announced

September 28, 2018 admin 0

Bedfordshire Beekeepers are pleased to announce details of our 2019 beginners courses. Course:                 An Introduction to Beekeeping Suitable for:        Complete beginners and new beekeepers. Cost:                      £60 for the whole season. Two locations: […]

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Schools Art Competition

June 21, 2018 admin 0

Bedfordshire Schools Art Competition 2018 Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association has an ambition to increase interest, particularly of young people, in the craft of beekeeping. Therefore, they are inviting schools in Bedfordshire to take part in a […]

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Beautiful but Dangerous!

February 22, 2018 admin 0

As pictured at Queen Bee Day: Beautiful but Dangerous! One queen has lived in Gill Brewer’s memory since 2009!  Her daughters stung her apiary landlord and his dog.  She culled the whole hive because the […]

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Events

Nosema Clinic

February 22, 2018 admin 0

The Association is pleased to announce  that John Rhodes will be running a Nosema Clinic on 10 March. Please see event listing for more details Nosema Clinic.

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Beekeeping Courses for 2018 Announced

December 3, 2017 admin 0

Introduction to Beekeeping Courses for 2018 The Luton course starts indoors on Sunday mornings from 18th February to 25th March at the Discovery Centre, Stockwood Park from 10.30am til 12.30pm. Then continues every Sunday morning […]

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Honey Show – Honey Festival

October 20, 2017 admin 0

Woburn Abbey courtyard and gardens provided a beautiful setting for a new event in our calendar, the Honey Festival on Saturday 30 September.  A wide range of stalls were there to appeal to visiting members […]

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