Another Blue Ribbon Trophy for the Sleaford Honey Show

Sleaford Honey Show was held on Saturday 3rd November at the Caythorpe Village Hall.  With 120 entries in 21 classes the Judge, Alan Woodward, was able to award us a Blue Ribbon.

Our Chairman performed his usual magic and won the trophy for most points and also best exhibit in show for a beautiful block of wax.  New members also had considerable success with four trophies being won by new members.  Full details are available the 2018 honey show page.


November's Open Meeting

Our next evening meeting will be on 27th November where one of our members will talk about a recent visit to Buckfast, the home of the modern honey bee.  This talk will be taking place in our usual venue of the Coach and Horses pub in Caythorpe, 7:30 start.  A map for those not sure of the location.

If you have a suggestion for topic to discuss please contact the Secretary.

If you have a Swarm …

Small swarm on gate
The first thing to do is leave them alone. The next thing is to check that they are honey bees. You can use the BBKA web page at to do this. Our swarm collectors can only collect honey bees as we do not have the experience of other insects and our public liability insurgence only covers honey bees. Also if the bees are in the structure of a building we will probably not be able to help either. The BBKA swarm page gives further advice about this.
We can normally get a collector to you within a day or two. Please bear in mind that this free service is delivered by volunteers. During the peak of the swarming season there can be delays.
If you think we can help you please contact our Swarm Coordinator Colin Gilbert via our contacts page or via mobile number 07742 692724.
Sleaford Beekeepers’ Association (SBKA).  We are a district within the Lincolnshire Beekeepers’ Association, which is the county association “covered by the umbrella” of the British Beekeepers’ Association.
The Sleaford Beekeepers Association is an association that provides support especially for new and intermediate level beekeepers and has a mix of social friendship that allows beekeepers of all levels of experience, to interact, share information and provide support to each other.
Members currently come from a rough circle 25km (15miles) radius of Sleaford, but anyone can join.
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