For the first time in some years Sleaford District will run a Beginners Course in Beekeeping this year. Details on Course Page.
Emma's Tips - for March
- check equipment, clean & sanitise that which needs it and make a list of items that need replacing
- check hives are still upstanding after blustery periods
- think about your focus for this year and start preparing as necessary: are you wanting to get your first bees; catch your first swarm; expand your apiary; try queen rearing; enrol on a course or three, etc. Now is a good time to do some research and ask some questions before the season kicks off.
February's open meeting is around the topic of Preparing for Spring.
As I write this the rain is passing my windows more horizontally then in a downward direction. Spring still seems a long way away, is isn't and March will be your chance to finish those winter job and prepare for the first nectar flow. Next meeting on Tuesday February 25th, 7.30 Waggon & Horses, Caythorpe. A map is available here. If you have never been to one of our meetings, we meet in the right hand side bar (North side). Simply tell the the first person meet that you have not been before to receive a warm welcome.
There will be a short committee/business meeting at 7.15 and all committee members are requested to attend. Non-committee members can attend and raise issues. If you would like to give warning of an issue you want to raise please email our new Secretary, Andy Cursons, or use the Contacts page.
Heckington Show - Sleaford Beekeepers get Silver Gilt Certificate
Despite the weather (and the mud) SBKA had busy stand at the 152nd Heckington show. There was plenty for members of the public to see and do. We had live bees in an observation hive, badge making (mainly for children), honey tasting, displays, Asian Hornet information, Bee B'n'B kits (they weren't good enough to be hotels) and event a small flower garden. Well done to ALL who contributed it was wonderful. Plenty of pictures on our Facebook page.
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.