Autumn Honey Show 6th October 2018
Lowdham Village Hall, 2pm
For details of the show schedule and rules click here
Incorrect e-mail addresses
Membership secretary. It has just come to my attention that the email address on the website for the membership secretary is incorrect. Several people have been trying in vain to contact her.
Karen Gladman's correct email for membership matters is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apologies to anybody who has been trying to contact her without success.
I am waiting for an up to date membership form so, as yet, the one on the website still has the old email address.
BeeMaster is emailed monthly to all members. If you are a member and have not been receiving your email copy then it may be that we do not have your correct email address. Please send your correct email address- either to Karen or to Penny or to myself (Janet) and we will update our records
Feeding ready for winter- heavy/2:1
The sugar syrup should be made by using 1kg of sugar to 650ml of warm water. Add the sugar to hot water and stir it up.
As a rule, standard full size British National colonies will need around 20-25 kg of stores to successfully overwinter.
For further information, please see the ‘Best Practice Guidance No. 7 - Feeding Bees Sugar’ on the following BeeBase Page: http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageid=167
Some sad news
Michael (Mike) Cornish has died. He died on 2nd August 2018. There will be a short cremation at Bramcote Crematorium on Friday 21st September followed by a Celebration of Life Service at St. Mary’s Church, Wollaton Park, Wollaton Hall Drive Nottingham NG8 1AF (near QMC).
Mike was a lovely man. He and his son John (who sadly died suddenly in 2016) were the NBKA librarians for several years. They did an excellent job on sorting out the library books when they took them over. They used to bring a selection to the Monday Arnold meetings and other meetings for members to borrow.
They kept bees for several years until they had to give them up due to John's health problems.
Monday 6th August 2018.
Richard Ridler gave an illustrated talk.
Richard’s talk explored the differences between beekeeping practice in UK and in Africa. It explained why a less interventionist approach is appropriate, why swarm control and queen rearing are inappropriate and why top bar hives work so well. He explained why beekeeping is such a successful means of poverty relief and how Bees Abroad goes about its work.
Richard is chairman of Bees Abroad, a registered charity which works to relieve poverty through beekeeping. He has been both chairman and treasurer of the Essex Beekeeper’s Association. Together with his wife Jane he keeps some 20 hives around Saffron Walden in Essex. Both Jane and Richard are Master Beekeepers. Richard is a regular contributor to the BBKA News and to Bee Craft. Jane is the education officer for Essex Beekeepers’ Association.
Soaps and Balm
Nottingham Region Meeting
Monday 1st October
Notts Region AGM
Alternative Honey Show
Newark Region Meeting
Monday 17th September
NBKA Council Meeting
- for council members
October 27th 2018
Nottingham Region Committee Meeting
7.30pm, 11th September 2018
161a Annesley Road, Nottingham, NG15 7DB