Club Meeting Programme 2018 – 2019
Open courses are available to anyone and will incur a fee. There are no fees for closed courses which are only available to Club members.
For further information on any course contact Huston Clements on 01524 823072 or you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club meetings are for members and guests. There is no charge for attending club meetings but those that do are requested to donate £2 each for refreshments.
Wed – Obtaining and hiving bees – Scarthwaite Hotel, 7-30pm –
A review of the various sources of bees and the advantages, disadvantages and potential risks associated with each source.
Thurs – Apiary working party – Club Apiary, 10-00am
To prepare the ground for new pollinator patches and sow the seed.
Sun – Apiary working party – Club Apiary, 10-00am – 8th April To erect swarm boxes in advance of the swarming season.
Sun – Spring inspection of Apiary – Club Apiary, 10-30am –
This will be the first inspection of the season for all the hives at the apiary.
Sat – “Me and My Bee” – Dukes Theatre, Lancaster – 12th May
We will be having an information stand in the foyer before and after performances.
Sun – World Bee Day Details to follow – 20th May – Practical Beekeeping for Beginners – Club Apiary 9-30am to 4-00pm
This is an Open Course – see poster for details.
Sat – National Coronation Meadow Day – 7th July
Details to follow
Fri – Working Party – Club Apiary – 10-00am – 13th Jul Preparatory work for the Open Day.
Sat – Apiary Open Day – Club Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm – 14th Jul
Details to follow
Sun – Clubs Open Day – Club Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm 5th Aug
Members of other clubs in the region will be invited to come and look at our range of alternative hives and join a barbecue.
Sun – Preparing the colonies for winter – Club Apiary, 10-00am to
2-00pm – 16th Sept
There will be a short, explanatory talk followed by practical inspections.
Sat – Scything course – Club Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm 22nd Sep
Wed – Speaker meeting – Scarthwaite Hotel, 7-30pm – 10th Oct Topic: Pollinating insects and the effectiveness of pollinator patches
Wed – Speaker meeting – Scarthwaite Hotel, 7-30pm – 14th Nov Topic: Conserving bees, breeding our own local stocks and discouraging imports
Wed – Social Evening – Scarthwaite Hotel, 7-30pm – 9th Jan
Wine and cheese evening and auction of members’ surplus equipment.
Wed – Speaker meeting – Scarthwaite Hotel, 7-30pm – 13th Feb Topic: Keeping bees in long hives