Calendar (in reverse date order)

Date & time

Event

Location

Sun 1 April 2018

2.30 pm

Apiary meeting

The regular fortnightly meeting at the branch apiary, Dunsland House. Please bring your bee suits and veils but note that the branch has adopted a policy of 'clean gloves'. This means that all members should wear clean gloves and therefore leather gloves (unless they are new and reserved for the branch apiary) will not be allowed. Disposable gloves will be provided.

There is a car park at the apiary but the only driveable access to the apiary site is from the main entrance to Dunsland Park on the Bickford Arms to Bradford Road. The public car park is at this entrance but the gate to the park will be unlocked for us to drive through. Please close the gate after driving through it.

The postcode of the nearest house to the car park is EX22 7AA.

For further details contact the apiary manager apiary@holsworthybeekeepers.org.uk

Branch Apiary

Dunsland House, EX22 7AA (map)

The postcode of the nearest house to the car park is EX22 7AA.

Sat 17 March 2018

10.00 am

Apiary meeting – Hammering and banging

First session for the year at the branch apiary, Dunsland House. General tidying of the apiary and preparing equipment ready for the season.

There is a car park at the apiary but the only driveable access to the apiary site is from the main entrance to Dunsland Park on the Bickford Arms to Bradford Road. The public car park is at this entrance but the gate to the park will be unlocked for us to drive through. Please close the gate after driving through it.

The postcode of the nearest house to the car park is EX22 7AA.

For further details contact the apiary manager, Ian Kent: porridgeandprunes@gmail.com

Branch Apiary

Dunsland House, EX22 7AA (map)

The postcode of the nearest house to the car park is EX22 7AA.

Mon 12 February 2018

7.30 pm

Beekeeping in Latvia and Australia with Ian Kent & Graham Jones

Monthly indoor meeting

Two 'home grown' speakers for our February meeting. Ian Kent will be talking about his experiences of working on a Latvian bee farm during the summer of 2017. Graham Jones will be talking about his meetings with Australian beekeepers and their bees.

The winter meetings are open to everyone, especially those who are interested in becoming members of the Holsworthy branch. Our membership year runs from January to December and so the winter meetings are an ideal opportunity to find out more about bees, beekeeping and to meet other members. Do come along, you will be very welcome.

The Stables

Chilsworthy Methodist Church

Chilsworthy

EX22 7BH (map)

Sat 24 February 2018

10.00 - 16.30

Doors open 09.00

Spring Convention 2018

More details of the now annual and successful Holsworthy Beekeepers convention are available at Spring convention

Come and hear the latest beekeeping news and techniques from respected experts. Trade stands. Ticket price includes lunch

Holsworthy Memorial Hall

Manor Car Park

North Road

Holsworthy

EX22 6DJ (map)

Mon 8 January 2018

7.30 pm

Meeting food safety requirements in the 21st century with Jerry Liphook

Monthly indoor meeting

Our January speaker is Jerry Liphook. The first meeting for 2018 covers a very important part of honey production and gives us an opportunity to get up to date on the official line for hygiene standards when processing honey.

The speaker, Jerry Diplock, is a trained auditor with the Registry of Professional Food Auditors for the Institute of Food Scientific & Technology (IFST) and has almost 30 years experience with Environmental Health, food manufacturing and consultancy/training within the food sector. He is also a Chartered Health & Safety Practitioner with the Institute of Safety & Health (IOSH).

The winter meetings are open to everyone, especially those who are interested in becoming members of the Holsworthy branch. Our membership year runs from January to December and so the winter meetings are an ideal opportunity to find out more about bees, beekeeping and to meet other members. Do come along, you will be very welcome.

The Stables

Chilsworthy Methodist Church

Chilsworthy

EX22 7BH (map)

Holsworthy Beekeepers

Branch Logo

Holsworthy Beekeepers is a branch of
Devon Beekeepers Association

Registered Charity Number 270675


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6 February 2018