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Dean Forest Beekeepers Calendar of Events - 2011 th 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. rd February 3 “Gardening for Bees” – Allan Wells Basic Beekeeping Course: Venue – Staunton Village Hall, Coleford (7.00pm to 9.45pm) rd st March 3 “Decoding Waggle Dances” – Dr Margaret Couvillon, Sussex Monday, February 21 Lesson 1 – Equipment th University Monday, February 28 Lesson 2 – Natural History of the Honeybee th Monday, March 7 Lesson 3 – Beekeeping (part 1) th Tuesday, March 15 Lesson 4 – Beekeeping (part 2) st September 1 st “Beekeeper vs. Bee” – Celia Davis Monday, March 21 Lesson 5 – Disease, Poisoning & Pests th 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: th th st th th Sundays - April 10 , 17 , May 1 & 8 (11.00am to 1.00pm) October 6 Honey Show – Dave Sutton Introductory Beekeeping Courses: rd November 3 Annual General Meeting Venue – Staunton Village Hall, Coleford (9.30 for 10.00am), followed by Practical demonstration in Monmouth. st December 1 Christmas Social & Quiz hosted by Peter Hayward Saturday, 7 May 2011 th Do bring along your partner/friend & some picks/drinks for the evening Other Events: Dates of Special Interest: th March 19 GBKA A.G.M. - Maisemore Village Hall at 2.00pm th th 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 th BBKA Spring Convention at Stoneleigh th th May 7 GBKA Auction – Hempstead Meadows, Gloucester at 12 noon June 11 Cream Tea at Bill & Jeana Hall, Monmouth May 30 th Fire & Wood – Dean Heritage Centre th 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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