Headline News

Surrey Honey Show – Sat 14th Oct 2023 – Entry Open – New Venue

The 2023 SBKA Honey Show is now to be held at Henfold. Due to the recently announced full closure of the A3 in both directions between Ripley and its M25 junctions, and the anticipated heavy use of  an 'unofficial' diversion route from and to the A3 at the Cobham/A3 junction, the Painshill Park venue is unfortunately no longer viable on the day.   ENTRY REGISTRATION OPEN   Download, print & fill-in Entry Forms to send by: scanning & emailing file(s) to  daphnet39@gmail.com letter post to 1 Longdown … [Read More...]

APIARY TASKS

October in Your Apiary

Remaining ivy (Hedera Helix) nectar flow will be the final crop for topping up winter stores. Despite spells of sometimes heavy showers and dropping temperatures, as long as the weather permits foraging, the bees will collect both pollen & nectar from ivy. The honey produced is high in glucose and will rapidly crystallize in the comb ... and it has a very bitter taste for human consumption! The first half of October is probably the last chance to combine a small colony with a larger colony. Small colonies are vulnerable to cold winters since, they have problems maintaining an adequate … [Read More...]

Next Big Events

Winter Talks Programme 2023/24 Schedule

Our RBKA Winter Talks Programme commenced in September with the first monthly Evening Wednesday meeting being in the pavilion at Henfold Apiary. The October meeting is now scheduled to be an On-Line virtual Meeting via Zoom and will be a "CALL TO ACTION" being presented by members of our Asian Hornet Action Team. This is a direct response to the … [Read More...]

Surrey Honey Show – Sat 14th Oct 2023 – Entry Open – New Venue

The 2023 SBKA Honey Show is now to be held at Henfold. Due to the recently announced full closure of the A3 in both directions between Ripley and its M25 junctions, and the anticipated heavy use of  an 'unofficial' diversion route from and to the A3 at the Cobham/A3 junction, the Painshill Park venue is unfortunately no longer viable on the … [Read More...]

92nd National Honey Centenary Show 2023

NATIONAL HONEY SHOW SCHEDULE  with SPECIAL CENTENARY CLASSES. Entries are invited for special classes  82 - 87 to celebrate the centenary of the Show in 2023 that replicate some you would have found in those early years. Of particular interest is Class 83, A Shop Window Display, because it is a Class for Associations and Groups, not … [Read More...]