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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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Christmas Party

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The Christmas Party season is upon us! Don’t delay last few places at the Christmas Dinner on Friday 9th December from 7pm are left to be filled! Drinks on Arrival 4 Course Meal Dancing Only £31.40 per head The food is really superb at this venue! Entertainment includes raffle, quiz and music  

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Microscopy Workshops Get Underway

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A group of members met up on Saturday to spend the day dissecting bees, looking at internal and external anatomy under a stereo microscope. They dissected the abdomen to display the digestive system as well as the thorax to expose the thoracic gland and view the indirect flight muscles and the head to mount the hypopharyngeal glands on a slide …

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3 in 1 Workshop tomorrow Wednesday 16th for Members

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Members Workshop 3 in 1 7pm to 9pm at the Wisley Pavilion – Cost FREE Cleaning Bee Equipment – bring your equipment along & use the industrial blow torches to clean your bee boxes. Also soda crystals discussed. Come suitably dressed as will be outside! Asian Hornet Trap – come and learn how to make an Asian Hornet Trap and …

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Winter Beekeeping

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The bees are all wrapped up for winter: mouse-guards on and hessian to protect from Woody Woodpecker……….fondant on and heavy boxes – fingers crossed they all survive into spring. Now to attack that extraction and make the candles for Christmas gifts!

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Surrey Bees Training attracts Mayor & Mayoress

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The Mayor & Mayoress sampled Surrey Bees Training honey at the Chertsey Show last weekend. Beekeeper Members, Tomasz Bielang and Mike Harvey of Surrey Bees introduced the Mayor and Mayoress to honeybees in the Observation Hive and they were honoured to meet ‘the queen’.

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Children’s Summer Camp

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25 Children aged between 7 and 11 years got the opportunity to Meet The Bees last Thursday at Surrey Bees Training Summer Camp held annual at their training apiary. The children were kitted out in mini bee suits and in groups of 4 went out with their “Queen Bee” mentor to handle the bees and hold frames, identify pollen, nectar, honey …

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Fantastic Day @ Open Day Meet the Bees and BBQ –

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Smashing day; weather fantastic and had about 100 attendees to the Open Day and Meet the Bees Session held at Surrey Bees Training apiary for all members and also people who perhaps wanted to Meet the Bees. We had lots of positive feedback, questions raised by the attendees on pollination and importance of bees and all went very smoothly. Well done …

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