Albert Knight has died
Albert Knight died on 6th March 2018. Some of you will remember him well and some will have heard him speak to us a couple of years ago at our monthly meeting. Others may have seen his name associated with the BIBBA- a group of beekeepers breeding bees to get back to the native Apis mellifera melliferra. Albert was one of the early members of BIBBA and did a lot for this organisation both locally (East Midlands) and nationally.
The picture (borrowed from BIBBA website) shows Albert examining a frame of bees.
Even though his health and eyesight failed over the past couple of years he was still interested in the progress of the group. He taught himself to touch type to help overcome his failing eyesight.
He will be missed by many beekeepers as well as his family and other friends.
Albert's funeral will be held on 27th March. If you would like further details please contact me through the website.
NBKA Newark Auction
The Annual auction of Beekeeping equipment and Bees will be held at the Newark Showground in the same building as in previous years (not in the same shed as last year) There will be signs to guide you when you get inside the gates.
Newark and Notts Showground
Lincoln Rd, Winthorpe, Coddington, Newark NG24 2NY
Register to bid at the desk when you arrive.
Items for sale accepted from 8am onwards
Sale starts at 2pm
Viewing from 12.00pm
Enquiries contact Andrew Barber 01636 671844
NB- wear warm clothes it is often cold at that time of year and the shed isn't very warm!
Theory Course for the Basic Certificate
28th March-Varroa & exotic pests
Held at The Centre @ St Peter's, Ravenshead. 7.30-9.30pm
No charge for NBKA members- Non-members £30.00 (cheaper to join NBKA for a year)
We will also cover queen rearing in some detail with a view to starting a queen rearing group later in the year.
AGM- 3rd February 2pm
The AGM was held at Lowdham Village Hall, Main St, Lowdham NG14 7BD.
The agenda included:
Voting took place for some officers and council members.
There was a presentation of cups from the honey shows and the Education certificates.
We had our refreshments before we listened to our speaker.
Speaker was Hattie Ellis who who brought some of her books about honey to look at and buy-
Her talk was entitled "Spoonsful of Honey".
Nottingham Region did some wonderful refreshments. I have never seen such a super display of homemade cakes. They tasted as good as they looked.
The proceeds of the refreshments were donated directly to Bees Abroad
Planting for Bees- John Stirland
Nottingham Region Meeting
Monday 9th April
(NB change of week)
Arnold Hill Community Centre, Arnold, NG65 6NZ
Newark Region Meeting
Monday 19th March