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Out in the field with 3 yr old grandson

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Starting him early, grandson, aged 3 out checking the bees…..already understands bees pollinate 1/3 of our food.

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Saturday 8th July

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Surrey Bees Training at the Pyrford & Mayford Flower Show – come and meet the bees, taste various honey, buy scented candles, furniture polish, lip balms all made from our bees wax. Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking from 12:30

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RHS Wisley Family Gardening Show

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At the Family Gardening show today until Sunday-wonderful weather, great audience, very busy! Do come along….don’t miss this great event.  

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Class Of 2016

100% Passes and ALL CREDITS! – Basic Assessments

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Basic Assessment candidates who not only all passed their BBKA Basic Assessment BUT ALL received Credits! What a fabulous team of 18 students! The photo shows them as newbies the year previous. Looking forward to seeing some of you on the other intermediate classes soon.    

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Frame of Sealed Brood

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The Queen had certainly done her job on this frame, filling every single cell with an egg, difficult to find a more complete frame of sealed brood!  

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Bee Microscopy for 3 year olds…………

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Even a 3 year old can learn to dissect a bee. Here’s one Surrey Bees member, aged 3, dissecting a worker, under a stereo to view it’s legs, hairs, eyes and antenna up close.

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The class of 2017

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The New Beekeepers of 2017 finishing their Theory Course. Now to go out in the field and the practical – hopefully putting what we’ve learnt into practise with their own colonies, at the training apiary, building them up over the spring and summer months to take honey off in August.  

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January Workshops for Members

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10th – Potions and Lotions – Beauty Products Workshop Take home Body Butter, Face Cream, Lip Balm which you will have made plus soap. 12th – Basic Assessment Theory Session Number 2 Workshop 14th – Microscopy Workshop – Adult Bee Diseases 15th at 10am – Oxalic Acid Treatment-sublimation – at apiary If interested in any of the workshops please contact …

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Junior Member at the Christmas Fair

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One of our junior beekeeper members, Saskia, has worked hard creating natural products using beeswax and honey from her hives, such as scented beeswax candles, various flavoured lip balms, honey and even Honey Fudge which she is selling today at a Christmas Fair. To compliment this she’s even decorated a beehive……wonderful to see a 12 year so enthused about bees. …

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Christmas Bonanza

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A swarm of beekeepers came together last night to celebrate Christmas and a successful year. Food was very good, nice venue and speakers didn’t drone on too much. Awards were distributed to successful Basic Assessment Candidates and all mentors and committee received a thank you gift. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas.

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