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Bees Abroad – Big Give 2022 – OPEN – update

For our 2022 contribution, we are inviting all Members to donate individually and directly into the 'Bees Abroad 2022 Big Christmas Challenge' between NOW and the 6th December. Donations up to a total of £10,000 will be doubled by the Match Funding that Bees Abroad has secured; and all donations from qualifying tax payers will attract Gift Aid.  After donating, do please separately email rbkawebmaster@btopenworld.com with a simple message that you have donated AND include the name under which your donation has been made.  … [Read More...]

APIARY TASKS

December in Your Apiary

Your colonies should by now, be well prepared for the months ahead; housed in weatherproof and pest (e.g. woodpecker and mice) proof hives, with low varroa loadings and ample supplies of winter stores. Day time temperatures during late November finally began drifting down towards, but not reaching what used to be normal for late November.  With no frosts experienced so far and bees still flying when the sun shines, conditions are far from normal. So your bees should at least be prepared to hunker down in tight clusters ... hopefully near to their stores or your substitute/additional … [Read More...]

Next Big Events

Bees Abroad – Big Give 2022 – OPEN – update

For our 2022 contribution, we are inviting all Members to donate individually and directly into the 'Bees Abroad 2022 Big Christmas Challenge' between NOW and the 6th December. Donations up to a total of £10,000 will be doubled by the Match Funding that Bees Abroad has secured; and all donations from qualifying tax payers will attract Gift Aid.  … [Read More...]

Surrey Beekeepers Association 2022 AGM-3rd Dec

    Hosting of Surrey BKA's AGM is rotated between the association's eight divisions. This year it's Reigate's turn and a first for the venue to be our own pavilion. Please do sit-in,, participate, and meet fellow 'keepers from our sister divisions.   … [Read More...]

Winter Meetings 2022/23 Program – Next: 7th Dec.

Wednesday December 7th   Hexagons and the Wonder of the Wax Comb. a presentation by Dr Vince Gallo in the Pavilion at Henfold  From October through to March, we will meet mostly (but not always!) on the first Wednesday of the month at either the Henfold Pavilion, or for the January and February meetings only, virtually via Zoom. The … [Read More...]