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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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