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March 2019

SBKA – AGM – 2019

March 2, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Peredur Centre, West Hoathly Road
East Grinstead, RH19 4NF United Kingdom
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Sussex Beekeepers' Association AGM Agenda 13:30 - Trade Stands open 14:00/14:30 - AGM 15:00 approx - Speaker: Paul Vagg, 'Beekeeping and Disability - From Hobbyist Beekeeper to Social Enterprise' The talk will be about Paul’s experience of challenging the idea that physical disabilities would prevent him becoming a beekeeper, and his creation of an organisation to help others with physical and learning disabilities access the wonderful world of beekeeping. 16:00 - Refreshments Please sign up using this link, and select 'High Weald Beekeepers'

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Members Talk – “Queen Rearing”

March 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross-in-Hand Pub, Cross in Hand
Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0SN United Kingdom
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Queen Rearing a talk by Malcolm Wilkie In the function room at Cross in Hand Pub. 7.30 pm All very welcome, but please buy a drink even if it tea because the pub do not charge us for the use of their room.

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Apiary Working Party – Slab Castle

March 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Slab Castle Apiary, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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10am to lunchtime

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Beginners Course – 2019 – 1

March 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jarvis Brook Memorial Hall Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 2HU United Kingdom + Google Map

Session 1 of the "Full Course" and "Introduction 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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BBKA – Module Examinations – 2019 Spring

March 23, 2019
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Withyham – Annual Parish Assembly – 2019

March 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Groombridge Village Hall, Station Road
Groombridge, East Sussex TN3 9QX United Kingdom
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We are attending the Groombridge Parish Annual Meeting on Sat 23rd March. 9.30 am to 12.30 or thereabouts. Please can people let Keith know if they are available to help? The Parish Council will also be running the Community Café and will have the Chief Constable of Sussex Police Giles York in attendance to talk about Policing.

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Asian Hornets – a talk by Bob Hogg from Jersey Beekeepers

March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Uckfield Civic Centre, The Civic Center
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE United Kingdom
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As you may know beekeepers on Jersey have now had considerable experience in dealing with Asian hornets and Bob Hogg from Jersey Beekeeper's Association who is visiting the UK in March has been invited to give a talk by the SBKA on 26th of March  at the Uckfield Civic Centre......should be well worth attending.... even though it clashes with our Bee Banter You can register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asian-hornets-in-jersey-tickets-55106019588

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April 2019

A talk on Swarm Control

April 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross-in-Hand Pub, Cross in Hand
Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0SN United Kingdom
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Malcolm/Keith will be leading a talk on Prevention of Swarming. 3rd April. Cross in Hand Pub. 7.30 - 9.30 pm Not compulsory - but to help give us an idea of the numbers attending, please could you fill out the form below: [googleapps domain="docs" dir="forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfy-zjpwUplCzmOMXPNUTt1cL4SrHZEwBgMBS9IkpOx-5DkKw/viewform" query="embedded=true" width="900" height="1500" /]

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Beginners Course – 2019 – 2

April 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 2 of the "Full Course" and "Introduction 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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BBKA Spring Convention – 2019

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Harper Adams University, Harper Adams University
Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB United Kingdom
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Beginners Course – 2019 – Extra

April 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Extra Session - for the "Full Course" and "Introduction Course" 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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Good Friday – 2019

April 19, 2019
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Easter Sunday – 2019

April 21, 2019
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Easter Monday – 2019

April 22, 2019
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Beginners Course – 2019 – 3

April 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 3 of the "Full Course" and "Introduction 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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May 2019

Early May Bank Holiday – 2019

May 6, 2019
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SBKA – Bee Market – 2019

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Heathfield Community College, Cade Street
Old Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8RJ United Kingdom
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£1
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Beginners Course – 2019 – 4

May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 4 of the "Full Course" Dealing with swarming. How to do an artificial swarm. How to take the Queen out into a nucleus box.

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Members Workshop – mid-Summer check-up

May 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Slab Castle Apiary, Cherry Garden Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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This workshop was to have been "re-queening a bad tempered colony" however, due to unforeseen circumstances, Keith will host it at the Association Apiary, and it will be a “mid-Summer check-up” event. Dealing with supering, looking for disease, splitting colonies, swarms, or whatever arises on the day. Start at 2.30pm. Meet in the Association Apiary and retire to Keith's Log Cabin at 4.30pm for tea and cakes. In order to get an idea of attendance, please contact Keith if you are…

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Spring Bank Holiday – 2019

May 27, 2019
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June 2019

Beginners Course – 2019 – 5

June 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 5 of the "Full Course" Handling bees. Feeders. Robbing.

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Beekeeping Taster Day

June 22, 2019
Heath House, St. Raphaels
Buxted, East Sussex TN22 4JS United Kingdom
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Repeating previous very successful Beekeeping Taster Days. This is an introduction to bees and beekeeping, covering much in short day. The day includes opening a hive to meet the girls. This is a day where you will be handling bees and is not a classroom based theoretical exercise Cost is £50 An ideal present for someone you feel may be interested ! or the man / woman who has everything. You can download a PDF Gift Voucher as a present…

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Members Workshop – “ReQueening a Bad-Tempered Colony”

June 23, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Heath House, St. Raphaels
Buxted, East Sussex TN22 4JS United Kingdom
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This session is to show you how to replace the Queen in a bad-tempered colony with one from another, more gentle, colony. Kindly hosted at the apiary of Peter Coxon, in Buxted, Keith Obbard will explain and demonstrate how to find the old queen (hopefully!) and then exchange her for a more gentle replacement.    

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July 2019

Langton Green Village Fete – 2019

July 6, 2019
Langton Green Kent TN3 0JA United Kingdom + Google Map
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Crowborough Fair

July 13, 2019
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Beginners Course – 2019 – 6

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Session 6 of the "Full 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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Bee Banter – Crowborough – Crow and Gate

July 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Crow and Gate Pub, Uckfield Road
Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3TA United Kingdom
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No need to book in - just turn up! All are very, very welcome. Nothing formal, just friendly chat about our bees.

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August 2019

Beginners Course – 2019 – 7

August 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 7 of the "Full 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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Members Workshop – (To be rescheduled)

August 17, 2019

Winter Preparations - Details TBC

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Summer Bank Holiday – 2019

August 26, 2019
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Bee Banter – Mayfield – Rose and Crown

August 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rose and Crown, Mayfield, Fletching Street
Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6TE United Kingdom
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No need to book in - just turn up! All are very, very welcome. Nothing formal, just friendly chat about our bees.

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September 2019

Beginners Course – 2019 – 8

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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Session 8 of the "Full Course" Feeding, preparations for winter, insulation, quiz.

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Apiary Working Party – Slab Castle

September 21, 2019

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Bee Banter – Crowborough – Crow and Gate

September 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Crow and Gate Pub, Uckfield Road
Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3TA United Kingdom
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No need to book in - just turn up! All are very, very welcome. Nothing formal, just friendly chat about our bees.

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Presentation by Maggie Pratt – Preparing Honey for Showing

September 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kings Head, East Hoathly, 1 High St.
East Hoathly, East Sussex BN8 6DR United Kingdom
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  The presentation will be at 7.30pm at the Kings Head East Hoathly    

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October 2019

A talk on the BBKA Exams – Mike Cullen

October 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cross-in-Hand Pub, Cross in Hand
Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0SN United Kingdom
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Mike has been beekeeping since the early 1970's and is a cornerstone of the Hastings & Rother division of the Sussex Beekeepers' Association having been both Chair and President. He is a Master Beekeeper and has been an examiner for the BBKA Basic and General Husbandry for some time. He has recently been appointed on the BBKA Examination Board. If you are considering taking one of the BBKA practical exams or sitting any of the BBKA modules - or would…

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National Honey Show – 2019

October 24, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Sandown Park Racecourse, Sandown Park Racecourse
Esher, Surrey KT10 9AJ United Kingdom
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Please use the link below if you might be interested in using HWBKA provided transport Registration - click here

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Apiary Working Party – Slab Castle

October 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

From 2pm to 5pm. Meet at the bee equipment shed in the farm yard at 2pm.

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Bee Banter – Mayfield – Rose and Crown

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Rose and Crown, Mayfield, Fletching Street
Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6TE United Kingdom
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No need to book in - just turn up! All are very, very welcome. Nothing formal, just friendly chat about our bees.

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November 2019

SBKA – Autumn Convention – 2019

November 2, 2019

Details of the Sussex Convention are at:- www.sbkaconvention.org.uk You may book via eventbrite or contact info@sbkaconvention.org.uk if you wish to book by cheque, BACS or paypal.

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BBKA – Module Examination – 2019 Autumn

November 9, 2019
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HWBKA AGM & Honey Show – 2019

November 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Five Ashes Village Hall, Five Ashes
Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6JA United Kingdom
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AGENDA 1:30pm Doors open for members and Honey Show entries 1:55pm Entries close for Honey Show. No entries accepted after this time 2:00pm AGM commences 3:00pm Honey Show commences 4:00pm Talk on the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Bees and Pollinators – Huw Merriman 4:30pm Results announced of Honey Show judging and prize giving 5:00pm Hall closes It would be very helpful if you can submit your Honey Show entry via the web-link: https://hwbka.org.uk/2019-honey-show-entry-form/

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Bee Banter – Crowborough – Crow and Gate

November 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Crow and Gate Pub, Uckfield Road
Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3TA United Kingdom
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No need to book in - just turn up! All are very, very welcome. Nothing formal, just friendly chat about our bees.

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December 2019

Apiary Workshop – Oxalic Acid for varroa control – No.1 of 4

December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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There will be an apiary workshop where you can see the association hives being treated with Oxalic Acid for varroa control. Dates are as follows: Sat 07-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.1 Wed 11-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.2 Sun 15-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.3 Thu 19-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.4 If you can be there, please meet at the Cherry Gardens Farm at 10:30am. It would be very useful if you can let Steve know that you can make it by…

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Christmas ‘Do’ – (2019)

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mark Cross Inn Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3NP United Kingdom + Google Map

HWBKA - "2019 Christmas Do" Date:  10-Dec-19 Time:  7:00 for 7:30pm sit down to eat Venue:  Mark Cross Inn Cost:  TBC Please register your interest for this event by completing the form below: Loading... The data you provide will be used by HWBKA for the administration of this event. For full details of our Privacy Policy please click "here" or to download click "here".

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Apiary Workshop – Oxalic Acid for varroa control – No.2 of 4

December 11, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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There will be an apiary workshop where you can see the association hives being treated with Oxalic Acid for varroa control. Dates are as follows: Sat 07-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.1 Wed 11-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.2 Sun 15-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.3 Thu 19-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.4 If you can be there, please meet at the Cherry Gardens Farm at 10:30am. It would be very useful if you can let Steve know that you can make it by…

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Apiary Workshop – Oxalic Acid for varroa control – No.3 of 4

December 15, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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There will be an apiary workshop where you can see the association hives being treated with Oxalic Acid for varroa control. Dates are as follows: Sat 07-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.1 Wed 11-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.2 Sun 15-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.3 Thu 19-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.4 If you can be there, please meet at the Cherry Gardens Farm at 10:30am. It would be very useful if you can let Steve know that you can make it by…

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Apiary Workshop – Oxalic Acid for varroa control – No.4 of 4

December 19, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cherry Gardens Farm, Cherry Gardens Farm
Groombridge, Kent TN3 9NY United Kingdom
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There will be an apiary workshop where you can see the association hives being treated with Oxalic Acid for varroa control. Dates are as follows: Sat 07-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.1 Wed 11-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.2 Sun 15-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.3 Thu 19-Dec Oxalic Acid treatment No.4 If you can be there, please meet at the Cherry Gardens Farm at 10:30am. It would be very useful if you can let Steve know that you can make it by…

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Christmas Day – 2019

December 25, 2019
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Boxing Day – 2019

December 26, 2019
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