UPDATE: WBK Summer Social Meeting, August 21st, 3.30pm
Given the lockdown we have all endured for the last year or so we thought it would be a good idea for us all to meet up and catch up. Hoping that the weather is good, Paul and Helen Bunclark have very kindly agreed to let us use their facility; most beginners and students of recent years will already be aware of it from the summer practicals they will have attended there. A map and details of where Paul’s place is for those that do not know were enclosed in the recent News Letter.
The structure will be that WBK will provide Sausages, Burgers, Buns, etc. with attendees asked to bring along any special foods they want as well as salads and desserts to share. Please bring any drink you want other than tea and coffee – for which please bring your own mug. As we will be buying the food we would like to get an indication of numbers in advance, please therefore email David Parker (address below) with ‘Coming to BBQ’ in the subject line with how many e.g. Coming to BBQ 2 or Coming to BBQ 1, thanks. If you require a vegetarian option please also put that in the subject line.
The invitation is open to all members and we hope you will bring your partner. It would be great to get as many people along as possible so some of our new members can meet the older ones. We do hope you can join us for what I am sure will be a great afternoon.
David Parker (email@example.com)
HOLD THE DATE: Summer Social. August 21st, 3:30pm
Given the lockdown we have all endured for the last year or so we thought it would be a good idea for us all to meet up and catch up. Hoping that the weather is good, Paul and Helen Bunclark have very kindly agreed to let us use their facility; most beginners will already be aware of it from the summer practicals they will have attended there this year. The idea is to have a bring along BBQ. Closer to the time we will ask people to give us an indication if they are attending and the division will supply rolls, sausages, burgers with everyone invited to bring any special foods they want as well as salads and desserts to share.
September 18th, 2.30pm
Preparing for Winter. This meeting will be hosted at David Parker’s Fairoaks Airport apiary. There is more than one way to prepare for winter so in addition to breaking into groups and going through some hives looking at stores, etc. David will take us through how he takes his bees through winter, his method of two National 8-frame boxes. It is also hoped that one or two other beekeepers will talk about how they take their bees through winter. When to feed syrup, when to use fondant, what ratios of sugar to water for syrup, how much syrup to feed, can you over feed your bees? All these and other questions will be addressed along with talking about winter chemical treatments and options for controlling Varroa.
David Parker firstname.lastname@example.org 07712 07930