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Programme 2013/14

Indoor meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month from January to April and again from September to December, beginning at 7.30 p.m. Meetings will be at the Shirehall in Abbey Foregate unless otherwise noted. Visitors are welcome at most meetings - please contact a member of the Committee for further information.

Indoor Meetings
Date Speaker Topic Venue
November 13th 2013 Chris Parks Skep Beekeeping Shirehall
December 11th 2013 Geoff Critchley Spring Management Shirehall
January 8th 2014 Joyce Russell Wax & Honey for Show Shirehall
February 8th 2014 BIBBA Training Day Selective queen rearing Shirehall
March 12th 2014 Peter Sutcliffe Beekeeping Myths Shirehall
September 10th 2014 TBA
October 8th 2014 AGM

Outdoor meetings, which are for members only, will usually take place on the second Saturday of each month at our apiary, beginning at 2.30p.m. Topics for apiary meetings will depend on the conditions prevailing at the time. They will be notified to members in advance. The dates for 2013/14, weather permitting,are:

Date Topic Venue
7th December 2013 Winter oxalic acid treatment for varroa Radbrook Apiary
12th April 2014 Marking & clipping queens; Disease recognition Radbrook Apiary
10th May 2014
14th June 2014
12th July 2014
13th September 2013

There is a separate series of meetings for anyone interested in learning about beekeeping. The 2014 course is now closed. Details for the 2015 course will be will be posted on the Beginners' page later in the year.