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Budgens in Byfleet Reopen their doors with Surrey Bees Training Honey

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Taken From “GetSurrey” An independent retail brand has re-launched its new-look Byfleet store. Budgens opened its doors on Thursday (January 22) after undergoing a refit to install a new look and feel. Store manager Dan Rapson said: “I’m delighted with our new store, we’ve got an increased fresh food selection, a really nice bakery and lots of fantastic new local …

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Skep Making Workshop

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On a snowy Saturday the 31/1/15 Thirteen SBT members attended Worplesden Golf Course for a Skep making workshop with Chris Park of Acorn Education Thanks to the Green keepers we were able to use their workshop which was warm, dry, with tea making facilities and a toilet and looked like a stable with straw everywhere by the time we left! The …

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A very late swarm by Sergio

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At the beginning of October I got a call from a friend of mine about “an infestation of bees” at the Town Hall in Albury.  Are you sure they are honey bees?  I said.  Yes, absolutely, please come and have a look as we no longer know what to do! So armed with my swarming kit I went and had a look: …

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New Beekeeper Theory Course – 21 Jan 2015

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8 week course, Wisley, Surrey £75 only 2 spaces left! Call 07900 263 117

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Surrey Country Fair – Loseley Park

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We had a fantastic stand at the fair on Sunday 28th at Loseley Park. The bees were watched via the observation hive, honey tasted and bought and the candles rolled (by the adults as well as the children!). A big thanks to all those who supported the marquee and gave their valuable time to talk to the public about bees, …

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Extraction

Extraction Day

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We held a very successful and busy Extraction Day last Sunday at Worplesdon Golf Club where we provided the equipment needed to extract our member’s honey, with 16 members attending; a bit squashed at times but thoroughly enjoyable! All our new beekeepers were successful in obtaining honey in their first year from their new colonies. Cappings were taken home to …

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Open Day

Bee Open Day

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The sun was very kind, not too hot but nice and warm, the bees were out and the BBQ stayed alight! It was an enjoyable day, with 48 members in attendance.   We had 3 “Bee Sessions” with 6 groups of 3-4 people handling bees for the first time; all fascinated and about a dozen signed up to our theory …

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100% Success Pass Rate for Surrey Bees Trainees!

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A fantastic Congratulations to our 10 BBKA Basic Candidates who all sailed through their Basic Assessment with flying colours! Lots of hard work during the winter on the theory and practical hands on during the spring, culminating in Mock Exams before the actual assessments at the beginning of May. Certificates are due in the autumn, and we shall be getting …

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Snelgrove Board Making

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A very successful if not slightly chaotic evening making Snelgrove boards with 20+ attendees; a very noisy evening with everyone banging in nails, screwing in the entrances and chatting to other beekeepers. All delegates walked away with a completed Snelgrove and a recap of Swarm Control using the Snelgrove board. If anyone missed the Handout and would like a copy …

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BCC Wide Photo

Shook Swarm & Bailey Comb Change LIVE!

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Saturday 26th April – The sun stayed out just long enough for us to perform a Bailey Comb Change on a colony with a low Nosema spore count using the funnel technique and a Shook Swarm on another. We had a good turnout of just over 20 attendees and lots of questions. The colony we performed the shook swarm on, which …

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