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Here you'll find the latest news, articles and dates for your diary.

        SCKBA NEWS

  •  "Telling the Bees": is an ancient tradition where bees are told of important events such as births, marriages and deaths in the beekeepers household.  Sadly we have had to "put the bees into mourning" and tell each hive belonging to one of our beekeepers of his death.  Laurie Wiseman was a ​well-known, knowledgeable member of our Association. Read his obituary here.

  • There is an out-apiary in a farmers field near Leiston.  The farmer is keen to maintain this apiary and is seeking a beekeeper to take this on.  Perfect if you're looking to expand or are unable to keep bees in your garden.  Contact Penny for all the info.

  • Could you be our Events Co-ordinator?  We need someone to fill this vacancy and be responsible for organising volunteers/club members, principally at the Heveningham Country Fair in June. 

  • Following the AGM, 9 members came forward and SCBKA now has an Asian Hornet Team. Thank you.

       SCBKA Dairy Dates

  • DIARY DATE : Are your Bees Healthy?  Come along to the Teaching apiary on Saturday 20th April where our local bee inspector will show you how to carry out a Health Check on your bees.  Gates open at 1pm to start at 1.30pm.  This session is open to all members but will be especially interesting to beginners and improvers. No need to book - just turn up.

  • Improve your beekeeping skills. The County 3 Day Improvers Course will be on 27th & 28th April and 5th May this year. More information and booking here

  • DIARY DATE: Bee Boot Sale on Saturday 27th April at 11am in Knodishall, near Leiston.  Followed by an open session at the Teaching Apiary at 1pm. Open to ALL members.

  • DIARY DATE : The Suffolk BKA Honey Show, 29th & 30th May at The Suffolk Show, Trinity Park Showground, Felixstowe Road, Ipswich.  (What3Words:dishes.cake.breaches).  Show off your Honey and Products of the Hive, more information and entry forms here.

  • Diary Date: The popular Apiary Safari 2024 will be on Sunday 14th July. More details to follow.


 

Page Updated 15/04/2024

We would ask that SCBKA events are not advertised via any social media platform without discussion with the membership and education secretary.  We'd like ensure that people arriving without a booking are not disappointed, and numbers still need to be managed.

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News updated  04/04/2024
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