2017/18 Programme

Put the Dates in your Diary!

There is a full programme of events set up for you to enjoy in the coming 12 months.  We welcome interested non-members to attend our meetings and enrol on our courses for new beekeepers. 

 

Month  Date  Time  Event Location  Contact 
 October   Saturday 28th    APIARY VOLUNTEERS - Close hives for Winter - please contact Graham if you can attend Association Apiary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 November  Saturday 4th    HBA Autumn Convention Sparsholt  
 November Thursday 9th  19.30 Jean Frost has kindly agreed to talk to us about pollen, to make up for loss of the October talk. It will be of excellent quality with a splendid slide show so please come and give her your support Warnford Hall  
 November   Thursday 9th     APIARY VOLUNTEERS - Observe Hives - weather permitting - please contact Graham if you can attend Association Apiary

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November Saturday 25th   APIARY VOLUNTEERS - Observe Hive - weather permitting - please contact Graham if you can attend Association Apiary Graham Flatt
 December Thursday 7th 19:30 AGM and Christmas Party. Please come along and have your say about your beekeeping association and the future plans for the apiary and style and content of future meetings. After the AGM will be a ‘bring and share’ supper with a Christmas theme, so please bring a plate of finger food to share. There is usually a really good spread so do come and join in with the festivities. There will be at least one surprise, a table quiz and lots of Bee Talk. Warnford Hall  
 January 

Thursday11th

19.30   Evening Meeting - An informal gathering with tea and cake to share your experiences of the ups and downs of the 2017 beekeeping year.  Please be prepared to talk Warnford Hall   
 February Tuesday 6th  19.30 New Beekeepers - Theory Course - Week 1  Warnford Hall Jean Frost
February Thursday 8th 19.30  Evening Meeting - Talk on Preparing for the Season Ahead.  Please come along, non-members are welcome too. Warnford Hall  
 February Tuesday 13th 19.30  New Beekeepers - Theory Course - Week 2  Warnford Hall Jean Frost 
 February

Tuesday 21st

19.30  New Beekeepers - Theory Course - Week 3 Warnford Hall Jean Frost
 February  Tuesday 28th 19.30   New Beekeepers - Theory Course - Week 4 Warnford Hall   Jean Frost
March Saturday 17th   South Hampshire Spring Convention TBA Jean Frost
April Wednesday 11th 19.30 Evening Meeting -  Immunotherapy - Please note this is scheduled on a  Wednesday.  It is the rescheduled meeting from October.   TBA  
April 13th/ 14th/ 15th   BBKA Spring Convention    
April Saturday 28th TBA Nosema day and microscopy with James Donaldson and Jean Frost. TBA  
May Saturday 5th 2.30

Practical Beekeeping Course - for Beginners and Improvers - Week 1 - please contact Jean Frost for more information and to book a place on the course.

Association Apiary Jean Frost
May Saturday 12th 2.30 Practical Beekeeping Course - for Beginners and Improvers - Week 2 Association Apiary Jean Frost
May Saturday 12th 1.00 Annual MVBKA Association Auction of Beekeeping Equipment and Bees - open to the public    
May Saturday 19th 2.30 Practical Beekeeping Course - for Beginners and Improvers - Week 3 Association Apiary Jean Frost
May Saturday 26th 2.30 Practical Beekeeping Course - for Beginners and Improvers - Week 4 Association Apiary Jean Frost
June Saturday 2nd 2.30 Practical Beekeeping Course - for Beginners and Improvers - Week 5 Association Apiary Jean Frost
June Saturday 9th 2.30 Practical Beekeeping Course - for Beginners and Improvers - Week 6

Association Apiary

Jean Frost
June Saturday 9th   Bishops Waltham Carnival and Show - Volunteers needed closer to the time - so put the date in your diary now  Bishops Waltham Jean Frost
June Saturday 23rd   Apiary Safari with Adrian Kelly - for all members TBA  
July  Saturday 1st   ALL DAY WORKSHOP - Preparing honey and wax for showing - A whole day devoted to preparing honey and wax for show with instruction from Tom Salter, the judge at our 2017 Honey Show. TBA Jean Frost
July  Saturday 14th   Curdridge Show - Volunteers needed closer to the time - so put the date in your diary Curdridge David Cawte
July Saturday 21st   Apiary picnic for members and their family. Association Apiary
September Saturday 1st   Alresford Show - MVBKA Annual Honey Show  Alresford Show David Cleeve
October Thursday 11th   Evening Meeting -  Gardens and Wild Flower Meadows for Bees. Speaker yet to confirm. Everyone is welcome Warnford Hall  
October TBA   Hampshire Honey Show - Sir Harold Hilliers Gardens - Romsey  Romsey  
November  Thursday 8th   Evening Meeting - Nosema - Speaker yet to confirm Warnford Hall  
December Thursday 6th    AGM and Christmas Party Warnford Hall  
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