|Friday, Saturday and Sunday
|7th, 8th 9th April||BBKA Spring Convention, Harper Adams University, Newport, TF10 8NB|
|11th April||Better Beekeeping, Goldsithney, 7:30pm|
|21st April||WCBKA Committee Meeting|
|21st May||Bee Safari, Godolphin House|
|Thursday, Friday and Saturday
|8th, 9th, 10th||Royal Cornwall Show|
|30th July||Summer BBQ, Chy Vellan Apiary,|
|9th September||Bit Of A Do – Bee Convention, Truro|
|14th October||Kehelland Apple Day
Tuesday 17th October – First autumn meeting at Passmore Edward’s Institute, Hayle, 7:30pm.
Saturday 14th October – Kehelland Apple Day
26th – 28th October – National Honey Show, Sandown Racecourse, Esher, Surrey.
Meetings at Passmore Edward’s Institute, Hayle will be held as follows :
7th November – AGM (followed by a talk on the Farms for AONBees Project), Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. 7:30pm.
5th December – Honey Show, Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. 7:30pm.
16th January2018 – Rodger Dewhurst on Hygienic Bees, Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. 7:30pm.
20th February – Member’s Shorts, Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. 7:30pm.
20th March – TBA.
Better Beekeeping meetings will be held at St. Piran’s Hall, Golsithney at 7:30pm on :
31st October – basic biology and behaviour. Life cycle. How the colony passes the winter.
28th November – Forage, local flora. Nectar,pollen, propolis, water, their collection and uses. Conversion of nectar into honey. Feeding, robbing.
9th January 2018 – Carpentry – assembling your Christmas presents/purchases from Thorne’s sale.
6th February – Pests and diseases. Varroa, IPM. Apiary hygiene, importance of changing frames.
6th March – Bee improvement, queen selection, basic queen rearing. Where to source bees.
3rd April – Swarming, its prevention and management. Collecting a swarm. Supercedure. Queenlessness, DLQs, laying workers.