Meetings

Every month we hold informal meetings giving the opportunity to discuss a variety of beekeeping issues and ideas.  We try to include a presentation spot at these meetings to focus on key topics such as swarm control, varroa and queen rearing. So please join us on the second Thursday of the month at the Fleetwood Hesketh Social Club from 7.30pm.

Next meeting: Thursday 13th December 2018 at 7:30pm.
Topic: A fun, bee-related quiz.
Venue: The Fleetwood Hesketh Social Club, Fylde Road PR9 9XH.


Events and Training Sessions for 2019.

Attending Talks & Events

Hearing speakers present brings new ideas.
There are regular events at other Lancashire districts that are open to us to attend.

Bee Tradex event at Stoneleigh on Saturday 9th  March (http:// www.beetradex.co.uk)

Lancashire Spring Convention on Saturday 2nd March in Preston. There’ll be trade stalls and presentations, details are at https://www.lancashirebeekeepers.org.uk/spring- convention

BBKA Training

The BBKA supports two training styles. For the practical approach there’s the Basic Certificate and the General Husbandry assessment. And for study/exams there are the Modules 1-8 which covers the following topics;

Module 1 - Management
Module 2 - Products & Forage

Module 3 - Pests, Diseases & Poisoning 
Module 5 - Biology
Module 6 - Behaviour
Module 7 - Selection & Breeding
Module 8 - Management, Health & History

The Basic Certificate - the syllabus covers the knowledge that really is the basis for any beekeeper to be successful. It can be a very rewarding experience to confirm your knowledge by passing the Basic. Attending a Basic Preparation Course provides an ideal refresher of your key knowledge, which is helpful at the start of the season.

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