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April 2019

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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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

Details TBC

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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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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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February 2020

Cutoff date for BBKA March 2020 written exam modules

February 10
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Preparation for the BBKA Basic Assessment

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ashurst Village Hall Ashurst, Kent TN3 9TE United Kingdom + Google Map

N.B. This is for registered participants only. Ashurst McDermott Village Hall  

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Bee Banter – Rose and Crown, Mayfield – 2020

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 7:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until October 27, 2020

Rose and Crown, Mayfield, Fletching Street
Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6TE United Kingdom
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*** Due to government guidance this event has been cancelled *** 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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Cutoff date for BBKA practical Bee Health exam

February 28
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March 2020

SBKA AGM – 2020 – (Uckfield)

March 7 @ 1:30 pm
Luxford Centre, Library Way
Uckfield, TN22 1AR United Kingdom
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Speakers include Celia Davis......................The honey bee inside out Christine Stevens..........Selling honey and beyond the doorstep Donations requested to help defray speakers costs.  

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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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SBKA – Committee Meeting

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Oakleaf Room, Uckfield Civic Centre, The Civic Center
Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 1AE United Kingdom
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  *** Due to government guidance this event has been cancelled *** This is not a public meeting. But any members are welcome to email the HWBKA Chairman or Membership Secretary if they have any issues they would like to be brought up in AOB.

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Withyham Parish Assembly – 2020

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Groombridge Village Hall, Station Road
Groombridge, East Sussex TN3 9QX United Kingdom
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*** Due to government guidance this event has been postponed until further notice *** In conjunction with the monthly Community Café. The theme this year is planned to be Environment / Climate Change.  

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Bee Banter – Crow and Gate, Crowborough – 2020

March 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Crow and Gate Pub, Uckfield Road
Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 3TA United Kingdom
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*** Due to government guidance this event has been cancelled *** 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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April 2020

“Swarm Control”

April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cross-in-Hand Pub, Cross in Hand
Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 0SN United Kingdom
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*** Due to government guidance this event has been cancelled *** HWBKA - "Swarm Control" Date:  02-Apr-20 Time:  7:30 pm Venue:  Cross-in-Hand pub 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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