CHANGE OF DATE Apiary Meeting Friday 17th Aug 6pm

There will be a meeting at the Shenmore apiary at 6pm on Friday 17th August
We had planned to have a meeting on 10th, but we want to cover vorroa treatments and the bees at the apiary are not quite ready
for demonstrating giving treatments until all the honey has been taken off.
We plan to cover Varroa and winter feeding during the meeting
All are welcome, 6pm start, bring clean protective clothing
If we need to go indoors, we have access to the 'wood shed' up the lane beyond the cottage where there are washing facilities, electricity and extra parking.

Big Bee Weekend at Hampton Court Castle 18/19 August

Hampton Court are hosting a beekeeping event on 18th and 19th August and WVBKA are attending with a stand. We need volunteers to help in hosting this. Please contact Rob Doran for more details: 07973 221853.

Local AMM Queens

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

Bees for Development (BfD)

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 :

http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/giveaway/index.html