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We held a very successful showing of the Film, More Than Honey with nearly 50 attendees at the Good Shepherd in February. Our thanks go to Friends of the Earth who worked with Surrey Bees in order to provide the film and licence to show the film to a crowd. Much cake was eaten and tea drunk before the film started, finishing off …
Available early May – Queen Rearing Courses, demonstrates the Jenter method. Queens reared will be provided to those attending course. All candidates on Basic Assessment training will be invited to participate in Queen rearing as part of their extended program. Contact Surrey Bees Training now for Queen Rearing courses.
We are half way through the winter Workshops for the BBKA Basic Assessment. Still to come Swarm Management & Disease / Pests. These will be followed by 8 weeks of Practical Hands on, culminating in a Mock Assessment before the Assessment Day at one of the SBT Apiary sites. The practical sessions start mid/end March, depending on weather. If you …
We held a very successful Oxalic Acid Demo, at our Pyrford apiary on Sunday 12 Jan, with 20 attendees. The weather was crisp but sunny, perfect temperature for the bees clustering and we managed to rescue our temporary ‘clubhouse’ (marquee) before it blew away. Members stood keeping warm with tea, coffee and chocolate whilst they were taken through through the …
Practical Beginners Course – starts Wed March 26th from 7pm Hands on practical course for new beekeepers – places limited, book now to avoid disappointment! Held at Pyrford Apiary (houses 20+ hives). Buy nuc, hive and learn how to build your colony to produce honey by this summer. Support provided weekly for first year. Contact Surrey Bees.
SBT had an interesting two days in Guildford High Street, supporting Crabtree & Evelyn with their new product launch which contains English honey. We spoke to lots of people to spread the word about honeybees and their decline. Many were interested in bees, and from it we hope to have recruited a few more to beekeepers. See link for details …