January Meeting

The January meeting featured Philip McCabe speaking on spring and summer management. This was a very entertaining session.

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November Meeting

The next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Monday 14th November in the CFC Hall in Holywood, directions given on the site. There will be a honey tasting session and a “Show and Tell” session. The “Show and Tell” session will have up to 8 stations with various items such as the virtual hive for a discussion on swarming and  a wax steamer.

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Honey Show 2016

The Annual Honey Show will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of September. Tvenue is the Botannic Gardens, Belfast and will be in conjuction with Belfast City Council’s Autumn Show. This year the Autumn Show will also include a special display of Bonsai trees.

Please try to entry this year and come along to chat and help during the opening times. Entries may be submitted on Saturday morning until 10.00 andFriday afternoon and evening but please note the association stall may not be manned constantly during this time.

The show is open to the public 12.30 to 6.00 and admission is free. Please note there is probably no car parking on Sunday in the Queen’s car parks due another event.

Members may also sell honey during the show but this there is a charge for this. There will be 4 time slots available and a maximum of two people selling honey and related products for each slot. Each slot will incur a fee of £5 which will be waived if 3 items (per slot) have been entered in the honey classes of the show (classes  93- 104 and 115-118).  The times for these are 12.30 to 3.00 and 3.00 to 6.00. Contact the honey show manager to book a slot, details for this will be sent out in a separate email to association members.

Website: Autumn Show – BCC

Schedule: autumn_flower_show_schedule-2016

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September Meeting

Date: 7.30pm sharp Monday 12th September 2016
Venue: CFC, 108 High Street, Holywood, BT18 9HW
  1. DVD  The Honeybee – Gill Sentinella 43 mins
  2. The Honeyshow, final preparations – 17/18th September
  3. Varroa treatment and autumn feeding
  4. AOB
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March Meeting

Our next meeting in on Monday the 14th March. The speaker will be Terry Clare on he subject of the Northern European Bee – full title to follow. Terry is a regular for our March meeting as he comes over for  the UBKA conference on the 11th and 12th and we nab him to speak. He is always good speaker.


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December Meeting

Our December  meeting, on 14th, is the traditional Christmas Quiz. Any members of other Beekeepers Associations are welcome to come along either as a team {usually 4} or as an individual, join in with a group of beekeepers for a night of chat and some questions. There will be a supper afterwards.


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Beekeeping Course

Please check out the web page for more details of the next Preliminary Beekeeping course.


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