Our Programme

Our annual programme usually consists of a diverse range of activities:

       
 

Annual Dinner

Apiary Work Party

Queen Rearing Course

Bee Safari

The year commences in January with our well-attended annual dinner at a suitable venue and an Association apiary work party day when we prepare the apiary for the forthcoming season, including constructing and/or refurbishing equipment.

During February and March, our monthly meeting is held in the evening and we invite well-regarded speakers to present on a range of topics.

April sees our first meeting at the Association apiary when, weather permitting, we carry out a full spring inspection. In May and June, our monthly meeting is usually at different out-apiaries so we can see different approaches to beekeeping.

July is a busy month with both the Association social day and honey show, and also honey extraction and preparation for the Shrewsbury Flower Show in August.

During September the meeting at the Association apiary focuses on autumn feeding, Varroa treatment and preparing the bees for overwintering. As the nights draw in, our October meeting returns to an evening slot with another presentation by an invited speaker.

The year is rounded off with the Association AGM, including presentation of certificates and awards, and a final (chilly) apiary meeting to treat the bees for Varroa with Oxalic Acid.

The detailed programme is made available to members in the Members Area section of the website.

If you would like to come along to one of our meetings or to find out more about them, please contact the Association Secretary.

 
   

 

 

 
Joining the NSBKA   Beekeeping Taster Course

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire.

We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

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