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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.

  • Wanted: Events Co-ordinator? we have a vacancy on the committee that needs you! We need someone to fill this vacancy to be the main point of contact for local shows and schools at which we already have a presence and to organise volunteers/club members, eg: the Heveningham Country Fair in June.  Free entry to local shows guaranteed. 

  • Need Equipment or want to borrow the club spinner?   Check out the Members area for availability.  Members only.

  • Following the AGM, 9 members came forward and SCBKA now has an Asian Hornet Team (AHT). Thank you to those who are now trained and on the Team.

       SCBKA Dairy Dates

  • ​​COMPETITION ALERT: Are you a Honey Hero? 

 Ocado have launched a Nationwide competition to celebrate back garden beekeepers, with help from Nigella   Lawson & BBKA. From the 20th May - 28th June, beekeepers across Britain are encouraged to apply. Experts from   the British Beekeepers Association and Ocado’s buying team will assess entrants’ honey against criteria including       aroma and flavour. Nigella will help to assess the shortlisted entries and announce the winner in July 2024. More         information here.  Will you be our SCBKA Honey Hero? 

  • Diary Date: The popular Apiary Safari 2024 (11-4pm) will be on Sunday 14th July where we visit the apiaries of two or three of our members who have kindly offered to open their site.

      Not sure what’s involved… basically we all go from apiary to apiary to see how people organise their hives etc. and              learn about they issues they have faced and how they are getting on. Bring a picnic lunch and we will have our                    local bee inspector with us who is a complete mine of information. Its always a great day and a fantastic opportunity            to pick the brains and ideas of others and of course, to socialise with other club members.

 

  • Diary Date: Teaching Apiary Open Session 20th & 27th July - The teaching apiary will be open to all members for 'drop in', troubleshooting sessions.  Starts at 1pm.  Come along and support your association.

Page Updated 24/06/2024

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.

News updated  04/07/2024
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