Dean Forest Beekeepers Calendar of Events - 2011 by nyut545e2


									                                                                              Dean Forest Beekeepers Calendar of Events - 2011
Formal Lectures – 7.15 for 7.30pm start to 9.30pm. (Tea/coffee/biscuits – 50p)                          September 10                  BBeeQ at Malcolm Cooper, Bullo Pill

Venue: Staunton Village Hall, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NX                                       Apiary Sessions 6.00 to 8.30pm every Thursday (April to September)
Directions: Approaching Staunton on the A4136 from Coleford direction, turn left opposite               (Late comers most welcome. Facilities are available in wet weather.)
the church. Turn right into car park just before you reach the village hall. Approaching on the
A4136 from Monmouth turn right after the “White Horse Inn”, follow the road and turn left into          Venue: Lydney Park Estate
the car park after passing the village hall.
                        th                                                                              In compliance with Health & Safety, members are advised that independent visits
January 6                           “Swarming – Opportunity or Problem” – Jim Vivian-Griffiths
                                                                                                        to the branch apiary outside of the programme will not be permitted.

February 3                          “Gardening for Bees” – Allan Wells
                                                                                                        Basic Beekeeping Course:
                                                                                                        Venue – Staunton Village Hall, Coleford (7.00pm to 9.45pm)
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March 3                             “Decoding Waggle Dances” – Dr Margaret Couvillon, Sussex            Monday, February 21                          Lesson 1 – Equipment
                                    University                                                          Monday, February 28                          Lesson 2 – Natural History of the Honeybee
                                                                                                        Monday, March 7                              Lesson 3 – Beekeeping (part 1)
                                                                                                        Tuesday, March 15                            Lesson 4 – Beekeeping (part 2)
September 1
                                    “Beekeeper vs. Bee” – Celia Davis                                   Monday, March 21                             Lesson 5 – Disease, Poisoning & Pests
                                                                                                        Monday, March 28                             Lesson 6 – Manipulation of a Honeybee Colony

                                    Reminder: Subscription renewal forms available, & where
                                    possible, completed Honey Show entry forms due                      Basic Beekeeping Course Practical Sessions:
                                                                                                        Venue – the Apiary, Lydney Park Estate:
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                        th                                                                              Sundays - April 10 , 17 , May 1 & 8 (11.00am to 1.00pm)
October 6                           Honey Show – Dave Sutton
                                                                                                        Introductory Beekeeping Courses:
November 3                          Annual General Meeting                                              Venue – Staunton Village Hall, Coleford (9.30 for 10.00am), followed by
                                                                                                        Practical demonstration in Monmouth.
December 1                          Christmas Social & Quiz hosted by Peter Hayward                     Saturday, 7 May 2011

                                    Do bring along your partner/friend & some
                                    picks/drinks for the evening

Other Events:                                                                                           Dates of Special Interest:
                                                                                                        March 19                      GBKA A.G.M. - Maisemore Village Hall at 2.00pm
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May 15                              Bee Safari – led by Megan Seymour (Seasonal Bee Inspector)          March 26                      Welsh Beekeeping Convention at Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
                                    details of venues supplied later                                    April 16
                                                                                                                                      BBKA Spring Convention at Stoneleigh
                                                                                                        May 7                         GBKA Auction – Hempstead Meadows, Gloucester at 12 noon
June 11                             Cream Tea at Bill & Jeana Hall, Monmouth                            May 30
                                                                                                                                      Fire & Wood – Dean Heritage Centre
         th                                                                                             August 29                     Have-a-go Rural Skills Day – Dean Heritage Centre
July 9                              Introductory Beekeeping Course for Gwent Wildlife Trust
                                    Venue – Staunton Village Hall, Coleford (9.30 for 10.00am),
                                    Followed by practical demonstration in Monmouth.

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