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Competitions

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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Swarming Season

May 7, 2018 admin 0

It’s that time of year again when we can expect to see honey bee swarms. Following a horrible winter for honey populations with many colony losses stronger hives are beginning to get stronger and may […]

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Training Event

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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Events

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 […]

Prize Winning Craft Entry
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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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Varroa Treatment

September 4, 2017 Wally Thrale 1

Previously I used Hiveclean as Varroa treatment, both before supers went on in spring and again at the end of summer when honey was taken off. However, Hiveclean has been withdrawn and is no longer […]

Weather Bombed Bees
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Weather Bombed Bees

March 3, 2017 admin 0

It had all been going so well – with every hive alive and some pretty strong.  Then, on the afternoon of our AGM, the farmer on whose land I have some hives phoned to say […]

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A tale of two Queens

December 11, 2016 admin 0

On the seventh of September 2014 I was called to a swarm of Bees in a very large Cedar Tree, the swarm was half way along a very thin branch and the owner did not […]

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