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21 October 2021 – Ken Basterfield – Bees Wax. Members talk at the Lyndhurst Community Centre

Ken was first introduced to bees at 6 years old, but began beekeeping upon graduating in 1971. He increased in numbers until running 150 colonies by 1979, running these as a semi-commercial outfit in parallel with his day job. Ken took his BBKA Preliminary, Intermediate, Senior, and Senior Practical certificates, before obtaining his National Diploma…

Bee Fayre in New Milton

A great turnout despite the damp start to the day. New Forest Beekeepers are part of the Conservation Connection Group which brings together likeminded groups across the forest to promote Pollinators and to share ideas and projects. There were plenty of stands to visit displaying all the local groups from Young Farmers to the Bee…

BBKA General Husbandry Studies

Some of the members have been up to BBKA headquarters in Stoneleigh to take part in the three day training event run by BBKA, in readiness for the exam practical next year. The association is really lucky to already have one Master Beekeeper in the Association (one of 136 in the entire country), and also…

Association Apiary Day

We’ve had a great morning at the apiary today. Lots of members turned up to help pull the ragwort from the field, tidy up all the bramble and grass, making up nucs and frames ready for splits in the spring which will be available for sale to our new beginners and members at a discounted…

Burley Primary School Fair

Helen Collins with Alla & Dave Neal were our Bee Team this Saturday at the Burley Primary School Fair, which always battles on whatever the weather. The kids were really loving the display hive and trying to find the queen. However our queen swarmed a few days before, so instead, the children could see the…

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13 Jan 2022 Jane Medwell – Zoom catch up on BBKA Education Myths and modules

Check the newsletter for the link and learn how to prep for the BBKA Modules and practical assessments!