Club Meeting Programme 2020 – 2021

We are continuing to plan our programme for 2020-2021 and will update this list as it develops.

However, in the light of changing circumstances caused by the coronavirus, events may have to be cancelled, in which case members will be notified by email with as much notice as possible.

2020

Sun 14th June – Summer Apiary Inspection – Club Apiary, 10-30am
An opportunity for all members, especially new members, to experience a Summer inspection and assess how the colonies have built up.

Wed 24th June – Apiary visit by Brockholes Wood Community Primary School
Details to follow but helpers needed on the day.

10th July – Working party – Club Apiary – 10-00am to 3-00pm
Working party to set up for Open Day.

11th July – 2020 OPEN DAY – Club Apiary – 10-00am to 4-00pm
Details to follow.

12th July – Working party – Club Apiary – 10-00am to 1-00pm
Working party to clear up after Open Day.

Wed 2nd Sept – Speaker Meeting – Aughton Village Hall, 7-30pm – Topic: Honey extraction – Speaker: Fred Ayres
Your bees have produced honey, so what do you do now? This practical workshop will demonstrate how to get your honey from comb to jar.

Sun 13th Sept – Autumn Apiary Inspection – Club Apiary, 10-30am
An opportunity for all members, especially new members, to experience an Autumn inspection and assess how well the colonies are prepared for winter.

Wed 7th Oct – Speaker Meeting – Aughton Village Hall, 7-30pm – Topic: Bee Stings – Speaker: Dr Julia Pigott
Julia is a retired GP, our Seasonal Bee Inspector and runs the Brigsteer Bee Reserve, a private 17.5 acre wildlife reserve in the Lyth Valley, Cumbria.

Wed 4th Nov – Speaker Meeting – Aughton Village Hall, 7-30pm – Topic: Hedgehogs – Speaker: Rowan Worsman
Rowan runs a hedgehog rescue and rehabilitation service and will talk about her work and explain how we can improve the environment at our apiary for hedgehogs.

Wed 2nd Dec – Speaker Meeting – Aughton Village Hall, 7-30pm – Topic: The Asian Hornet – Speaker: David Wareing
David is our local Asian Hornet Coordinator and will talk about Asian Hornets, the threats they pose, and what is being done to reduce them.

2021

Wed 8th Jan – Social Meeting – Aughton Village Hall, 7-30pm

Wed 3rd Feb – Speaker Meeting – Aughton Village Hall, 7-30pm – Topic: TBC – Speaker: TBC

Wed 3rd Mar – Speaker Meeting – Aughton Village Hall, 7-30pm – Topic: – TBC – Speaker: TBC