Honey Show 2017

This year the Honey Show will take place  on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September. More details can be found here Honey Show 2017

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September Meeting

The September Association meeting will take place at 7.30 on 11th in the usual venue, CFC Hall Holywood.
The meeting will comprise the following items:
1) Beekeeping Video – 35mins
2) Presentation on Butterfly Breeding in Africa, Adam Reid – 40mins
3) Q & A on autumn beekeeping
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UBKA 2017 Conference

10th &11th March – UBKA 2017 Conference.

The Conference takes place at Greenmount Agricultural College Antrim. You can find information and book online at https://www.ubka.org

This is a fantastic event that offers up to date information, for beekeepers of all levels of experience, with a large trade show over the two days.

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UBKA Bee Health Work Shop 2017

18th February – UBKA Bee Health Work Shop 2017

This FREE event will focus on “Keeping our Bees Healthy “ and feature practical management tips for all. UBKA will be providing a meal for everyone with the added valuable opportunity to meet old and new beekeeping friends.
The workshop will run between  12.15 and 16.00 at the Park Avenue Hotel, 158 Holywood Road, Belfast. BT4 1PB

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March Meeting

This March’s meeting will take place on the Monday following the Greenmount conference so we have been fortunate to secure Terry Clare as our speaker.  He will be attending the conference and has as he usually stays for a few days he has kindly agreed to speak on the Monday. The topic will be  “Swarms, Swarming and all that……. How not to keep bees!”

Terry is from KENT BKA, is a past President of BIBBA (Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association) and has a wealth of beekeeping experience.

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Preliminary Beekeeping Course 2017

If you are interested in taking up beekeeping or want to find out more about beekeeping we run a course every year starting in February. This year the course is full but there are alternative courses. Please contact the association secretary to find out more.

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February Meeting – Monday13th

The February meeting will take place in the usual venue at 7.30 on 13th February – Keith Browne will be visiting us, from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Keith will discuss the ongoing recearch to see whether honeybees across the island of Ireland are adapting to the varroa mite and if there is proven evidence of colonies dealing with the pest, without our intervention, to control levels of infestation. As Keith is returning to Galway after giving his talk he will commence his talk at 7.30.

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