Blandford and Sturminster Beekeepers Association
Blandford and Sturminster Beekeepers Association

Welcome

 

BKAs (Bee Keepers Associations) are centres of knowledge, advice and assistance. They hold the beekeeping knowledge and teach it to future beekeepers. The North Dorset BKA is passionate about bees, honey and the enjoyment you can find through keeping bees and harvesting the produce. Our aim is to encourage the craft of beekeeping, provide high quality training, and advise, help support and encourage beekeepers.

 

We are a Registered Charity (Number 1193201), and we are fully affiliated with the Dorset County Beekeepers Association and the British Beekeepers Association. We had 137 members at the time of our last AGM.

 

2022 Dates

 

25 Jan : How to make mead by Lesley Gasson
 8 Feb : Honey, how its made and what its made of, by Martin Anastarsov
15 Mar : Honey Adulteration by Mark White
26 Mar : Apiary Tidy
 2 Apr : Introduction to Beekeeping Day 10-4pm
28 May : Apiary Visit to Tim Harman and Lynne Ritchley's apiaries
18 Jun : Visit to Gordon Grant's apiary
24 Jun : BBQ at the White House 6pm
16 Jul : Visit to West Dorset apiary at Netherbury
17 Aug : Shaftesbury and Gillingham Show
20 Aug : Apiary Tidy
13 Sep : Talk by Liz Duffin on making wax flowers
 1 Oct : Subscriptions due
15 Oct : Kevin Pope - a round up ofthe year's diseases
15 Nov : AGM and supper

Archive    

 

Beginner's Course Dates

 

9, 23, 30 Apr
7, 14, 21 May
4, 11, 25 Jun
9, 23 Jul
6 Aug

 

Course Modules & Dates

 

Module 1 Honeybee Management

13, 20 Jan
 3, 17 Feb
 3, 10 Mar

Module 3 Honeybee Diseases

11, 18 Jan
 1, 15 Feb
 1,  8 Mar

Module 6 Honeybee Behaviour

11, 18 Jan
 1, 15 Feb
 1,  8 Mar

 

 

Links

 

What We Do

Our Newsletter
Month By Month


Advice
Honeycraft Magazine
Membership


Bee Health
BBKA Basic Exam
Others' suggestions


Bees, Wasps And Bumble Bees
Wsps And Robbing
Nosema Test


Wants & Needs
Darwinian Beekeeping

 

 

Resources

 

Click here for:

 

BeeBase (DEFRA)

The British Beekeeping Association (BBKA)

Dorset BKA

 

Bee Blogs

Asian Hornet Information

Beekeeping websites

 

Skep Making

Making Beesawx Polish

 

 

The New Apiary

 

We are building a new apiary. This is an exciting project. The site is at Holloway Farm:

Click here for driving instructions and area map and for site plan and building design.

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