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The Christmas Party season is upon us! Don’t delay last few places at the Christmas Dinner on Friday 9th December from 7pm are left to be filled! Drinks on Arrival 4 Course Meal Dancing Only £31.40 per head The food is really superb at this venue! Entertainment includes raffle, quiz and music
A group of members met up on Saturday to spend the day dissecting bees, looking at internal and external anatomy under a stereo microscope. They dissected the abdomen to display the digestive system as well as the thorax to expose the thoracic gland and view the indirect flight muscles and the head to mount the hypopharyngeal glands on a slide …
Members Workshop 3 in 1 7pm to 9pm at the Wisley Pavilion – Cost FREE Cleaning Bee Equipment – bring your equipment along & use the industrial blow torches to clean your bee boxes. Also soda crystals discussed. Come suitably dressed as will be outside! Asian Hornet Trap – come and learn how to make an Asian Hornet Trap and …
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!
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’.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Beekeeping at 2 years of age…..teaching the young ones the importance of bees and pollination. Archie with his nucleus of bees