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Hello everyone, summer has only just begun, however it’s that time of year when Ron Beckwith needs to order varroa treatments for the end of the season, and Neopoll to ensure it is available for our bees during the winter. Things are still uncertain in terms of the Covid 19 situation, and we need to…Read More
Hello everyone, I hope you are safe and well in these troubled times. Here is an update as we progress in the Covid 19 lockdown. This is a long email as there is a lot to consider. Trading hut and equipment supplies Ron has put a lot of thought into how to help members look after…Read More
MEMBERS ONLY EVENT Tuesday June 19th, Broomfield School 7.30pm. Have you all got that in your diaries? Sue Lang, our lovely Honey Show judge is coming to help us all win awards at honey Shows. This will NOT be just a talk, there will be a quiz and I think that we will be doing…Read More
January As the winter strengthens, so will the bees go into an even tighter ball in order to maintain 16°C-18°C to survive, that’s irrespective of outside temperature. On a nice day, around midday, even with the temperature as low as 6°C some bees will ﬂy on which is called their airing or cleansing ﬂights, with…Read More
A few questions to ask ﬁrst- Why do you want another Queen? Do you want to expand your colonies and have more hives or is your present Queen not up to scratch: Healthwise temperament bad traits. If your present Queen is not satisfactory from your point-of-view you will need to either buy a Queen or…Read More
Some years ago I met Tom Olalobo and his family, refugees from Africa. I remember Tom telling me how, in his native Africa, he had been able to teach people how to take some sticks, and form them into a hoop about 12 inches diameter; weaving a few of these together, to form a cylinder…Read More
I trained as a nurse at Barts and, of course, I knew that Rahere founded the hospital in 1123 but, at that time, that was the extent of my knowledge. Now, 30 years later, I am ‘in training’ to become a beekeeper. Imagine my delight when I stumbled upon the information that, according to legend,…Read More
The story took place on 6th December 2000 The weather had been atrocious – gales and torrential rain had prevailed for well over a month all over the country and there had been ﬂash ﬂoods in the area of North London where I live. Indeed, a beekeeping friend had had his two hives washed away…Read More
Throughout the year we have regular association meetings and talks as well as training courses and study groups designed to suit various levels of ability for complete beginners to the more experienced beekeeper.
Many of our events are for beekeepers, however some will also be of interest to non-beekeepers, particularly our annual honey show. If you are interested in beekeeping and want to know more, come along to one of our association meetings.