David Williams has some AMM virgin queens for sale for £15 each to WVBKA members. These are British black bees and by having them you will help to improve local stocks of bees by ensuring that next years drones from these queens will be British black bees. Buying queens is a quick way to improve your stock by replacing an older queen in a hive or setting up a nuc using some of your existing brood. David is a members of BIBBA and their policy is to use native bees rather than importing exotic races of bees. There may be some open mated AMM queens available in a couple of weeks time. For more information contact David on 07875 426089 or message him using SMS or WhatsApp
There will not be a meeting on 25th May as previously advertised.
Next meeting will be Friday 15th June at 6pm
All the speakers at this year's event gave interesting and informative talks, viz:
Bee Gym, Stuart Roweth ; The Asian black hornet,Prof. Stephen Martin ; Bee Houses, Andy Tatchell and The Warre Hive, Ian Glastonbury. Look for reports in the newsletter.
The turnout was disappointing for such a good day. We will probably change the date next year to an off-season month following feedback from members.
BfD announces their Birthday Giveaways in celebration of 25 years of successful campaigning and fundraising to support beekeepers in some of the poorest countries worldwide. A prize is offered each month throughout 2018.
For a chance to win, enter via links on their website :