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Programme 2017/8

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. (Exceptions are indicated below**). Meetings will be at the Priory School in Longden Road, Shrewsbury unless otherwise noted. The postcode is SY3 9EE and a map is available here. Visitors are welcome at most meetings - please contact a member of the Committee for further information.

Indoor Meeting


Date Speaker Topic Venue
Wed. 13th Sept 2017 Maria Massoura Honey: Insight into its Bacterial Properties Priory School
Tuesday 10th Oct. 2017** AGM followed by "SBKA's New Apiary" from 'The Bees Brothers'
John Brown & Ivor Huckin
Priory School
Tues. 7th Nov. 2017** Ged Marshall, Chair BFA A Year in the Life of a Beekeeper Priory School
Wed. 13th Dec. 2017 Chris Park: Acorn Education Basket of Bees & the Island of Honey Priory School
Wed. 10th Jan. 2018 Dave Bonner, Master Beekeeper Practical Beekeeping Priory School
Wed. 14th Feb. 2018 Steve Rose (BIBBA) Bee Improvement Using Local Bees Priory School
Wed. 14th March 2018 Colin Pavey, Regional Bee Inspector Bee Health and The Beekeeping Year Priory School
Wed. 11th April 2018 Wally Shaw, Anglesey BKA Re-active Swarm Control Priory School


Outdoor Meetings

Some outdoor meetings will take place in the next few months at the Association Apiary. (See the Members' page for details of the location). Topics will include:

Spring Inspections
Swarm Control using Nucs
Disease Recognition & Brood Disorders
Shook Swarm & Bailey Comb Change
Queen Rearing using a Jenter Kit

N.B. Booking is required for these sessions. For further details please see the latest Newsletter.