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January 2020

A talk by Dave Goulson – “Averting the Insect Apocalypse”

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross-in-Hand Pub, Cross in Hand
Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0SN United Kingdom
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HWBKA - “Averting the Insect Apocalypse” - a talk by Dave Goulson Date:  23-Jan-20 Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Venue:  Cross-in-Hand pub Dave Goulson is Professor of Biology (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment) at the University of Sussex. Specialising in the ecology and conservation of insects, particularly bumblebees, Goulson is the author of several books, including Bumblebees: Their Behaviour and Ecology (2003), and over 200 peer-reviewed articles. In 2006 he founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a charity that aims to reverse the…

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March 2020

SBKA AGM – 2020 – (Uckfield)

March 7
Uckfield Civic Centre, The Civic Center
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE United Kingdom
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Beginners Course – 2020 – 1

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Hive types, positioning of your hive, where to purchase your hive, building frames, the concept of bee space. A short film about the life cycle of the honeybee.  

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April 2020

BBKA Spring Convention – 2020

April 3 - April 5
Harper Adams University, Harper Adams University
Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB United Kingdom
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Three days of Lectures, Workshops and Seminars. Trade Show on Saturday 4th April Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

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Beginners Course – 2020 – 2

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Bee suits, lighting a smoker, hygiene. If possible, opening a hive with an experienced beekeeper. This will be dependent on spring temperatures.  

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Beginners Course – 2020 – optional session

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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(meet at the bee shed at Cherry Gardens) Advice for those who need it with building their flat pack hive. Building frames. Sterilising wooden hives and sterilising poly hives.  

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May 2020

Beginners Course – 2020 – 3

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Handling bees. At 4:00pm - introduction to your bee buddy for those of you who have got bees or who are about to get bees.  

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SBKA Bee Market – 2020

May 16
Heathfield Community College, Cade Street
Old Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8RJ United Kingdom
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Details to be confirmed

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Bee Disease Day – Ringmer Village Hall

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bee Disease Day - Ringmer Village Hall - Sandra Gray - 9am-5pm

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Beginners Course – 2020 – 4

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Dealing with swarming. How to take the Queen out into a nucleus box.  

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June 2020

Taster Day

June 6
Heath House, St. Raphaels
Buxted, East Sussex TN22 4JS United Kingdom
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£50

Spend a wonderful day learning about these amazing creatures ...called honeybees. This will be in one of our members apiaries where you will have the opportunity to handle bees and learn from experts about the fascinating life of a colony. Equipment, lunch and a delicious afternoon tea will all be provided.

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Beginners Course – 2020 – 5

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Handling bees. Feeders. Robbing.  

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July 2020

Crowborough Summer Fair – 2020

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Goldsmiths Recreation Ground, Eridge Road
Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2TN
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The Summer Fair for 2020 will be held on AREA 1 at Goldsmiths Recreation Ground on Saturday 11th July between 1-5pm

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Beginners Course – 2020 – 6

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Bee Safari. Make sure you come for the whole day as it is only those who see all the scenarios who really improve as beekeepers. We will be visiting as many of your apiaries as possible.  

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August 2020

Beginners Course – 2020 – 7

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Honey extraction. Discussion of treatments to maintain the health of your colony. Volunteers will be needed to place the honey supers back on the hives. This will be done at about 7:00pm.  

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September 2020

Beginners Course – 2020 – 8

September 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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For those registered on the 2020 beginners course. Feeding, preparations for winter, insulation, quiz.  

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