beekeeping friends and associates
for the Kendal & South Westmorland Beekeepers, 2019 helped Three more new BBKA junior certificate beekeepers and more certificates awarded amongst our members including another good year of Basic Assessment and Bee Health Modules. Also, With K&SWBA support, Heron Hill Primary school has been awarded a defra green action award for beekeeping with youngsters. We have welcomed a record number of new members, supplying them with new colonies and expert support, whilst supporting the community as well. A good year all in all, and we wish all beekeepers a Happy New Year and a buzzing 2020!
Asian hornet not just a beekeeper problem:
all pollinators are killed.
BeeCraft webinar well worth watching Click Here
SOME UP AND COMING EVENTS
K&SWBKA Events are in the Members Diary
October 22nd/28th - National Honey Show, Sandown Race Course,
Esher, Surrey details here
November 3rd - Cumbria Beekeepers’ Autumn Conference & Honey Show
Braithwaite Institute near Keswick details here
December 11th - Book Event - Helen Jukes, A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings. Grasmere, Cumbria. details here
March 21st - Furness BKA Annual Convention 2020
2020 Bardsea Malt Kiln details here
April 3rd to 5th - BBKA Spring Convention,
2020 Harper Adams University,
Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB details here
Try this New Handy Checklist and let us know if it helps !
This check list is for any of you who have ever gone all the way to your apiary and then wished you'd scanned through one of these before you'd left the place where you keep your bee stuff.
Just download it, print and fold it to form a vertical strip. Then laminate it for use with a washable pen or chinagraph pencil.
Kendal Beekeeping School Wins Government Award
10 June 2019
Children at Heron Hill Primary School in Kendal in Cumbria are delighted to be winners of a 'Year of Green Action' award from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The award is part of Bees Needs Week an annual event coordinated by DEFRA to help raise awareness of bees and other pollinators. It is part of the National Pollinator Strategy. Jacqui Cottam, Chair of Governors at the school, along with teacher, Karen Harper, set up their 6 colony apiary 3 years ago, but the schools passion for all pollinators and solitary bees goes back a long way.