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Dartford Branch of the Kent Beekeepers’ Association

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SEPTEMBER 2016

 

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

 

             This month’ meeting is on Saturday 3rd September from 3pm - 5pm.

When our local Bee Inspector will be giving us an update and weather permitting going through our hives pointing out items of importance and interest.

 

APIARY

            

             Weekly hive inspections have now finished for the winter although there is still feeding and varroa treatment to deal with.

Also as things quiten down there is construction work and tree maintenance to do so any help will be welcomed Tea and biscuits will be flowing.

 

SUGAR

 

             Following an arrangement with a supermarket one of our beekeepers has procured a substantial amount of waste sugar (damaged bags) which is available from the Apiary if you wish to make syrup to feed your bees for winter.

OCTOBER 2016

 

BBQ

 

             October (Sunday 9th) rounds off our summer season with a BBQ bring your friends and family usual time from 3 till 5pm.

 

FETE’S AND FAYRE’S

 

             Dartford beekeepers will be ending the season with a display at the Wild About Gardens Awards towards the end of October, when we hope to receive a gold award for the Apiary.  If you would like us to attend your event or arrange to visit us then please contact us on info@dartfordbeekeepers.com.

 

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.

 

 

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