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RHS Wisley Spring Weekend

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Well the weather wasn’t particularly kind this year compared to last, but at least it stayed dry, but blustery. The bees always attract a crowd and the children rolled candles and both children and adults benefited from making Solitary Bee Hotels. We signed up a couple more onto the Adopt a Hive Scheme and made some good contacts for talks …

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Bee Gone Talk

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  Where have the bees gone? On the 24th March 2015 Pete Higgs from Beegone, a firm which removes honeybees from difficult structures such as chimneys, internal walls and structures, then rebuilding the property before relocating the bees with local beekeepers gave an interesting talk on his company and the escapades he has dealt with to a group of 30 …

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Junior Summer Camp – Tuesday 28 July

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Get involved in beekeeping! Whether you want an introduction to the world of the honey bee, or you want to keep your own bees, join Surrey Bees at our apiary in Pyrford, Woking for the day. Surrey Bees takes an active part in the education of  young people  in Beekeeping  through visits to local schools and our summer camps. We …

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BBKA Basic Assessment Course & New Beekeepers Theory Course

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Eleven members have started preparing for their BBKA Basic Assessment in May. They have been attending the 3 Theory Workshops held by Surrey Bees Training during the winter months and will shortly be under taking their hands on sessions. Good Luck to all. Thirty new recruits joined Surrey Bees Training Theory Course for New Beekeepers in mid January and are …

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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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