Meeting Programme from November 2021 to September 2022

Wednesday, 10th November, 2021 Speaker Meeting via ZOOM @ 7-30pm
Speaker:   David Wareing, Topic: Using your wax
David is a member who, together with his wife Audrey, has gained a lot of practical experience using the wax from his bees to make candles and a variety of other items.

Wednesday, 8th December, 2021, Social Meeting,  7-30pm                                           
Venue: To be confirmed
Come along and meet other members to enthuse or moan about the season you have had, plans for next season or anything else you wish to discuss.

Wednesday, 12th January, 2022,  Speaker Meeting via ZOOM @ 7-30pm
Speaker:    Chris Park, Topic: Beekeeping Folklore and Mythology
Chris Park lives and keeps bees on an organic farm on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border. His apiary consists of many styles of hive from logs to a bee house. Much of his research has been making practical experiments with skep beekeeping and various methods and forms of skep making. He is a student of apitherapy, a teacher of skep making and lectures upon a wide range of subjects including the lore and mythology of bees and honey.

Wednesday, 9th February, 2022,  Speaker Meeting via ZOOM @ 7-30pm
Speaker: To be confirmed.

Wednesday, 9th March, 2022,  Social Meeting, 7-30pm                                        
Venue: To be confirmed
Whilst this is primarily a social meeting, we shall discuss the best ways to collect swarms and make splits in preparation for the coming season. This will also provide an opportunity for you to hear about and discuss plans for the coming season with other members.

Sunday, 20th March, 2022
Spring Meadow Mowing, The Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm
With a dry day and sufficient helpers, we should be able to strim and rake off the meadow, get the strimmings into the compost bays and then mow the meadow in preparation for spring and summer.

Sunday, 10th April, 2022
Spring Apiary Inspection, The Apiary, 11-00am to 2-00pm
This will be the first inspection of both the Training and Breeding apiaries this year and will provide new beekeepers with an insight into the hive in spring.

Sunday, 8th May 2022
Practical Beekeeping for Beginners – Part 2, The Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm
For those who have completed Part 1.

Friday, 17th June 2022,
8th RotaKids Conference 2022, University of Cumbria, Lancaster

 
Friday, 8th July, 2022
Working Party to prepare for Open Day, The Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm

Saturday, 9th July, 2022
OPEN DAY, The Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm

Sunday, 10th July, 2022
Working Party to clear up after Open Day, The Apiary, 09-30am to 1-00pm

Saturday, 21st August, 2022
Club BBQ, The Apiary, 2-00pm to 5-00pm
Come along, relax and reflect with other members about your beekeeping season and anything else that you want to chat about.

Sunday, 4th September, 2022
Autumn Meadow Mowing, The Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm
With a dry day and sufficient helpers, we should be able to strim and rake off the meadow, get the strimmings into the compost bays and then mow the meadow in preparation for winter.

Sunday, 18th September, 2022
Autumn Apiary Inspection, The Apiary, 10-00am to 4-00pm
This will be the last planned inspection of both the Training and Breeding apiaries this year and will provide new beekeepers with an insight into the hive before winter.

Further activities and details will be announced as they are arranged.