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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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Pyrford & Wisley Flower Show

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Not a drop of rain fell, slightly windy so taping things down was the order of the day! The children made beeswax candles, designed honey jars, made bee book marks and spotted the queen in the observation hive. Members talked to the general public in helping support the bees through Adopt a Hive Scheme, introduced people to our new beekeepers …

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Congratulations to one of our Junior Members

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Start them young…..

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Beekeeping at 2 years of age…..teaching the young ones the importance of bees and pollination. Archie with his nucleus of bees

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Children’s Summer Camp – 4th August

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The next Children’s Summer Camp will be Thursday 4th August, incorporating children kitted out in bee suits to come and meet the bees and discover the wonderful world of this highly complex insect. The children will then spend the afternoon demonstrating their creative flair making bee crafts and designing their own honey jar label, so that they can extract honey …

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The Class of 2016

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The New Beekeepers Course started with 43 attendees – lots of class interaction with exercises in making hives, frames, identification of bees, bee caste exercises, bit frenzied at times, but good fun! Lots of initial positive feedback, and looking forward to the newbies putting their newly learned skills into practise later in the practical course from April through to August. …

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“Those were the days, my friends!”

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The members gathered in their refinery at Pyrford Golf Club last night to celebrate Christmas and the end of the year with a 60’s theme. Some went to the back of their wardrobes and came dressed in very appropriate 60’s attire, others in their DJ’s and evening dresses; but all made a tremendous effort. The venue made us very welcome, thanks to …

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