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Dartford Branch of the Kent Beekeepers’ Association

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AUGUST 2016

 

HONEY EXTRACTION

 

             This month’ meeting is on Saturday13th August from 3pm - 5pm.

We will be suiting up any youngsters that wish to get involved as well as the adults and removing the frames of honey from the hives then uncapping them before spinning out the honey.  A superb hands on experience.

 

LEARN BEEKEEPING

 

             The next winter beekeeping course will begin at the apiary on October 12th and subsequent Wednesday evenings from 7pm, to register your interest please email your name and details by clicking here.

 

FETE’S AND FAYRE’S

 

             Dartford beekeepers will be attending the Southfleet Flower Show on the 20th as well as an event in Minster on Sea on the 19th.  If you would like us to attend your event or arrange to visit us then please contact us on info@dartfordbeekeepers.com.

FURTHER AHEAD

 

             September’s meeting is moved to the 3rd when we will be visited by the Bee inspector. October (Sunday 9th) rounds off our summer season with a BBQ

 

APIARY

            

             Weekly hive inspections.  These take place on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm - 3pm everyone welcome to come along and join in.

Also following the wet then hot weather the weeds are starting to out compete the plants so any help will be welcomed Tea and biscuits will be flowing.

 

SWARMS

 

             Following an unusual week towards the end of July we have a few Swarms available for those wishing to replace lost stocks or start beekeeping.

 

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