Meetings and Events 2018

Meetings and Events 2018

Tuesday 9th January 2018 – Annual General Meeting was held at 7:30pm at Tynedale Cricket Club, Hexham.

Tuesday 6th February 2018 – Open Meeting was held at 7:30pm at Tynedale Cricket Club, Hexham. Chris Wren gave a presentation entitled “Looking at bees through a camera lens”.

Tuesday 6th March 2018 – Open Meeting planned for this date was cancelled due to bad weather. This has now been re-scheduled for 3 April 2018.

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 – Open Meeting was held at 7:30pm at Tynedale Cricket Club, Hexham. This took the form of a Question Time panel of experts to field questions from the audience and share their experiences.

Saturday 21st April 2018 – Northern Beekeepers’ Convention – The 61st Annual Convention ‘Inspiring Northern Beekeepers’ was held at Newcastle College, Rye Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7SA.

Sunday 22nd April 2018 – A Frame Making Session was held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at Wall Village Hall.

Sunday 6th May 2018 – Open Apiary Meeting was held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam Apiary combined with the first Beginners Session #1 of the season. The meeting focussed on First Inspections of the colonies in the apiary.

Sunday 20th May 2018 – Beginners’ Session #2 was held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary.

Monday 28th May 2018 – Northumberland County Show – HBKA provided a stand with an observation hive and honey for sale. There was the usual high level of interest from the public throughout a very successful day.

Sunday 3rd June 2018 – Open Apiary Meeting was held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam Apiary.

Sunday 10th June 2018 – Beginners’ Session #3 was held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary.

Sunday 17th June 2018 – Beginners’ Session #4 will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary. Please contact Sue Robinson if you wish to attend.

Sunday 24th June 2018 – Cherryburn BeeFest will be held between 11:00am and 3:30pm at Cherryburn, Station Bank, Mickley, Stocksfield NE43 7DD. Further details available from Broomley Bee Project on Facebook.

Sunday 24th June 2018 – Beginners’ Session #5 will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary. Please contact Sue Robinson if you wish to attend.

Sunday 1st July 2018 – Open Apiary Meeting will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at Philip Latham’s apiary near Riding Mill. The focus will be using the Nicot system for breeding queens and introducing queens into Nucs. All are welcome.

Sunday 8th July 2018 – Beginners’ Session #6 will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary. Please contact Sue Robinson if you wish to attend.

Sunday 15th July 2018 – Beginners’ Session #7 will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary. Please contact Sue Robinson if you wish to attend.

Sunday 27th July 2018 – Beginners’ Session #8 will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary. Please contact Sue Robinson if you wish to attend.

Sunday 5th August 2018 – Open Apiary Meeting will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at a Member’s Apiary. Further details to follow shortly. All welcome.

Saturday 11th August 2018 – Slaley Show will be held between 10:00am and 5:00pm. HBKA will be providing a stand in one of the marquees. Further details are available from the organisers’ website.

Sunday 12th August 2018 – Beginners’ Session #9 will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary. Please contact Sue Robinson if you wish to attend.

Sunday 19th August 2018 – Beginners’ Session #10 will be held between 2:00pm and 4:00pm at the Wylam apiary. Please contact Sue Robinson if you wish to attend.

Saturday 25th August 2018 – Bellingham Show will be held between 10:00am and 5:00pm. HBKA will be manning a stand in one of the marquees. Further details are available from the organisers’ website.

Monday 27th August 2018 – Blanchland Show will be held between 10:00am and 5:00pm. HBKA will be present in a gazebo beside the main arena. Further details are available from the organisers’ website.

Saturday 1st September 2018 – Corbridge Village Show will be held between 2:00pm and 4:30pm. HBKA will be manning a stand in the Village Hall. Further details are available from the organisers’ website.