Calendar

Jan
19
Sun
Microscopy – Dissecting bees, and making slides @ Eathorpe Village Hall
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Going further into the world of microscopy for beekeepers. Suitable for those who have practical experience having attended an Introduction course.

We will cover:-

  • A review of basic techniques
  • Making permanent slides
  • Dark field illumination
  • Oil immersion
  • Examination of honey samples
  • Bee dissections
  • An introduction to the BBKA microscopy certificate assessment

Refreshments provided, bring your own packed lunch.

Cost : £25 per person.

Feb
15
Sat
Introduction to Beekeeping – Coventry Branch @ Eathorpe Village Hall
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day

For those interested in taking up Beekeeping as a hobby.

Come and join Coventry Branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association for a weekend to learn more about Beekeeping

A two day Beginner Beekeeping course – Venue TBC

15th/16th February 2020

Details HERE

 

Mar
2
Mon
Introduction to Beekeeping – Cancelled
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to Covid-19 the remainder of the sessions have been cancelled

Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers run a six session course in the theory and practice of beekeeping, At Kings Hill Nursery, Coventry  CV3 6PS
Mon evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 also Sat morning April 4

The course is aimed at those wishing to start keeping honeybees.

Cost : £70 (available as a Christmas present voucher)

Application forms can be found on the Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtkhViIKzBFqRc-W1j2ipwyiGk_FcZ_Nr1I–_9UwAhDKbgA/viewform

Mar
9
Mon
Introduction to Beekeeping – Cancelled
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to Covid-19 the remainder of the sessions have been cancelled

Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers run a six session course in the theory and practice of beekeeping, At Kings Hill Nursery, Coventry  CV3 6PS
Mon evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 also Sat morning April 4

The course is aimed at those wishing to start keeping honeybees.

Cost : £70 (available as a Christmas present voucher)

Application forms can be found on the Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtkhViIKzBFqRc-W1j2ipwyiGk_FcZ_Nr1I–_9UwAhDKbgA/viewform

Mar
16
Mon
Introduction to Beekeeping – Cancelled
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to Covid-19 the remainder of the sessions have been cancelled

Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers run a six session course in the theory and practice of beekeeping, At Kings Hill Nursery, Coventry  CV3 6PS
Mon evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 also Sat morning April 4

The course is aimed at those wishing to start keeping honeybees.

Cost : £70 (available as a Christmas present voucher)

Application forms can be found on the Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtkhViIKzBFqRc-W1j2ipwyiGk_FcZ_Nr1I–_9UwAhDKbgA/viewform

Mar
23
Mon
Introduction to Beekeeping – Cancelled
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to Covid-19 the remainder of the sessions have been cancelled

Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers run a six session course in the theory and practice of beekeeping, At Kings Hill Nursery, Coventry  CV3 6PS
Mon evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 also Sat morning April 4

The course is aimed at those wishing to start keeping honeybees.

Cost : £70 (available as a Christmas present voucher)

Application forms can be found on the Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtkhViIKzBFqRc-W1j2ipwyiGk_FcZ_Nr1I–_9UwAhDKbgA/viewform

Mar
30
Mon
Introduction to Beekeeping – Cancelled
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to Covid-19 the remainder of the sessions have been cancelled

Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers run a six session course in the theory and practice of beekeeping, At Kings Hill Nursery, Coventry  CV3 6PS
Mon evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 also Sat morning April 4

The course is aimed at those wishing to start keeping honeybees.

Cost : £70 (available as a Christmas present voucher)

Application forms can be found on the Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtkhViIKzBFqRc-W1j2ipwyiGk_FcZ_Nr1I–_9UwAhDKbgA/viewform

Apr
25
Sat
Two day Introduction to Beekeeping course – Shipston on Stour – Cancelled @ Brailes Village Hall
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

Due to Covid-19 this course has been cancelled

Saturday 25/04/20 09.30 – 16.00  Brailes Village Hall OX15 5AS Theory – How a honeybee colony works; the beekeeping year; how to get started; essential equipment; harvesting your honey and wax.

Sunday 26/04/20 10.30 – 14.30  Practical at club apiary OX15 5HZ – Siting an apiary; assembling hive parts; apiary safety; inspecting a honeybee colony / handling bees (weather permitting)  Beesuits provided.

Light lunch and refreshments provided both days.

Cost £55 (couple £90)   Gift Voucher available.

Enrolment: www.sbka.org.uk/training

Enquiries: secretary@sbka.org.uk

May
2
Sat
Queen Rearing Workshop – Cancelled @ Leamington Branch Training Apiary
May 2 – May 3 all-day

Due to restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 virus, the apiary will not be available during the lockdown period and the colonies therefore cannot be prepared.

Consequently, the event has now been cancelled.

This hands on introductory course will cover queen rearing methods suitable for those preparing for their General Husbandry Assessment or for those who wish to produce a few spare queens for their own apiary. The workshop, led by 3 GH assessors, will include stock selection, setting up cell raiser colonies, larval introduction using ‘Miller’ frames and grafted cell bars, setting up mating nucs and queen introduction. Materials will be provided. Delegates to provide own lunches and clean bee suits etc.

16 places

May
10
Sun
Taster Session – Coventry – Postponed
May 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This session has been postponed – if you have booked,  someone will be in contact to tell you about alternative arrangements

Taster Session for prospective beekeepers. (booked places only) Ryton Apiary, Garden Organic, Ryton on Dunsmore

More information here