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Next Bromley Meeting/Event
Saturday 20th September 2014 - Bromley and Orpington branch honey show @ Emmanuel Church, The Grove, West Wickham, BR4 9JS. Staging: 9.00 – 9.45am. Open to the Public: 10.00am – 4.30pm.
11:00am Talk: Beekeeping for beginners - Kit Erhardt (1 hour)
1. Attractions of beekeeping: honey, other products, Insect biology, history of beekeeping.
3. Bees don't interfere with holidays usually.
4. Equipment needed.
6. Some interesting things about honeybee biology.
7. How to learn: branch meetings, national honey show, exams, books.
8. What local associations do.
Kit is the current Chairman of Orpington Beekeeper's.
2:30pm Talk: Bumblebees - The short-haired bumble reintroduction project - Rob Jones (1 hour)
Rob Jones has been a volunteer on The short-haired bumblebee project for 5 years he co-ordinates wild flower maintenance, management and sowing. He regularly joins the Swedish queen collection, completes bumblebee surveys and helps out on stalls. He has previously worked for the RSPB for 6 years and has volunteered for over 20 years.
Join BIBBA the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeding Association
Get involved in bee breeding. Like all other forms of life bees can be improved by selective breeding. BIBBA encourages beekeepers to work together in breeding groups. Much has been achieved but more could be done by beekeepers working together. Subs are £20 per annum and the Bee Improvement magazine is included in the subscription fee. Enquiries to the Membership Secretary Miss Enid Brown, Milton House, Main St. Scotlandwell, Kinross-shire, Scotland, KY13 9JA. Tel: 01592 840582 E-mail: email@example.com. Website.
Basic Success Taking the BBKA Basic Assessment of proficiency in beekeeping involves an hour of hive opening and verbal grilling.
The People at Horniman - Peter Springall, Beekeeper Peter Springall first visited the Horniman Museum as a child and became entranced by the bees and the clock tower. After the second World War, he decided to become a beekeeper himself and this sprightly nonagenarian is still keeping an eye on the bees at Horniman and entertaining youngsters with bee tales.