First Meeting Winter Program

The first meeting of the winter program will talk place on Monday 12th August at St. John’s church hall, see website for directions. There will be 2 talks, one on Honey Show preparation and one on winter colony preparation.

 

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April Meeting

The April meeting will be on Monday 8th April where the speaker will be Patrick Lundy and his topic will be “Delaying and Managing Swarming”.

Also the AGM will be held at this meeting and enrolment for the summer program will be opened.

 

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March Meeting

Our next meeting is on 11th March, the speaker will be James McCreight who will be talking about Queen Rearing

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February 2019 meeting

At the February meeting our Chairman, Jonathan Getty, will speak on the work the beekeeper needs to do in spring to ensure a good season. This will cover preparing the bees and the beekeeper for a productive year.

Spring Management Presentation

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December Meeting

The next meeting will be our Christmas Quiz on Monday 10th December at 7.30pm. Please feel free to bring along friends/guests. A light supper will be provided but we welcome any contributions to the supper that you may bring.

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Membership Fees

The annual membership fee is now due. This will cover the beekeeper for insurance for the year starting January 2019. It is very important that members pay this on time or they may not be covered by insurance. Late payment causes a lot of extra work for the membership secretary and may result in non-payment of the insurance premium.

David McCartney,  membership Secretary, will be taking £20 membership fees on behalf of our members at the November meeting. Please try and pay asap as it will help us get the new membership cards issued as soon as possible.

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November Meeting

The next meeting of Belfast Beekeepers is on Monday 12th November 7.30pm at the usual venue in Holywood, the CFC Hall. The speaker for this meeting is Dr Archie Murchie who will be discussing the situation of bees and beekeeping in NI in relation to his role at AFBI (Newforge.)
AFBI has responsibility for bee disease testing and for keeping statistics on bees, beekeepers, and honey production in NI

Dr Murchie is Senior Scientific Officer at the Agrifood and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland. His research interests concern the use of functional biodiversity in sustainable agriculture and the targeted management of crop pests, vectors of disease and invasive species. Dr Murchie’s laboratory provides support to Government and industry in the areas of plant health, integrated pest management, bee health and vector management.

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