Calendar (in reverse date order)

Date & time

Event

Location

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 13 November 2017

7.30 pm

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General meeting of the Holsworthy Branch will take place on Monday 13 November 2017 at our usual winter meeting place, The Stables, Chilsworthy Methodist Chapel, EX22 7BH

The AGM gives all members an opportunity to hear about and comment on the activities of the previous year.

The election of the branch committee and officers will also take place, it is your opportunity to have a say. So why not stand for election to the committee? 'Your branch needs you!'

After the AGM (it won't take long!) there will be a bring & share supper followed by an auction of beekeeping equipment. This year we already have a number of interesting and desirable entries for the auction but there is always room for more – so look through your equipment and bring along anything that is surplus.

All are welcome, don't forget to bring something for the supper.

The Stables

Chilsworthy Methodist Church

Chilsworthy

EX22 7BH (map)

Sat 4 November 2017

Staging 8.45 am, judging 10.00 am

Branch Honey Show

For full details, including schedule and entry procedures see www.holsworthybeekeepers.org.uk/branch_honey_show_2017.shtml

Holsworthy Memorial Hall

Manor Car Park

North Road

Holsworthy

EX22 6DJ (map)

Mon 9 October 2017

7.30 pm

Black bees at Paignton Zoo & Mount Edgecombe with Gerry Stuart

Monthly indoor meeting

Our October speaker is Gerry Stuart from the B4 Project based in Devon and Cornwall. The project's aim is to Save Our Native Black Honey Bee. There has been a great deal of publicity about the project in the press and on television recently and it will be interesting to find out more about the progress being made in this important work.

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)

Mon 11 September 2017

7.30 pm

Processing Honey and Wax for showing with Liz Westcott

Monthly indoor meeting

The first speaker in our 2017–18 season of monthly indoor meetings is Liz Wescott, an experienced beekeeper and member of DBKA from Torbay. Liz will be telling all about the techniques needed for the successful showing of honey and wax at honey shows.

This is particularly timely because the Holsworthy Branch Honey show is later in the Autumn and all of us could do with a reminder of the best way of showing our bee's products so that we get the coveted first prize.

The Stables

Chilsworthy Methodist Church

Chilsworthy

EX22 7BH (map)

Sunday
20 August 2017

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.

Sunday
6 August 2017

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.

Sunday
9 July 2017

2.00 pm

Education afternoon and barbecue

Ever wanted to get First Prize at the County Show in the Photography Class? Now's your chance to understand your ISOs from your apertures and choose the best settings for 'shooting' flying bees and learn how to compose interesting pictures.
Linda Davis has arranged an afternoon of training in photography, especially of bees, for all members. There will be expert photograpers on hand to give advice on composition and correct camera settings to ensure that you capture some excellent pictures of your bees.
After the tuition there will be an opportunity for everyone to view the results and vote on the favourite photos; with prizes for the best shots.
As well as giving everyone the opportunity to display their hidden David Bailey talents there will be a barbecue provided by the committee. So bring friends, family and cameras and enjoy the delights of Dunsland House in the height of a North Devon summer whilst learning more about your camera and eating some of Ray's famous bacon and sausage sandwiches.

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.

Sunday
25 June 2017

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.

Sunday
11 June 2017

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.

Sunday
28 May 2017

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.

Sunday
14 May 2017

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.

Sunday
30 April 2017

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.

Sun 16 April 2017

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.

Sun 2 April 2017

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.

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Holsworthy Beekeepers is a branch of
Devon Beekeepers Association

Registered Charity Number 270675


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9 November 2017