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Meetings and Events

At our monthly meetings members have the opportunity to discuss a variety of beekeeping issues and ideas.  We try to include a presentation spot focusing on key topics such as swarm control, queen rearing and varroa, or talks/demonstrations from guest speakers.

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7.30pm in the Community Room at Southport Fire Station, PR9 0LH. There are four flights of stairs up to the room, but a lift is available. There is a vending machine and toilets situated nearby on the same floor. Entry to the fire station is opposite Cathay Garden Chinese restaurant. As we have to sign in there will be someone manning the door so please try to be on time if possible.

Next  Branch Meetings

Thursday 14th March 2024 at 7.30pm - Chorleys Angels will be present to talk to us about CPR, use of Defibrillators, and Anaphylactic Shock 

Thursday 11th April 2024 at 7.30pm - Speaker Dr Fred Ayres, Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping

Thursday 9th May 2024 at 7.30pm - Speaker John Goodwin, Preparing for shows, what judges look for

 Other meetings and speakers will be confirmed in the coming months.

There are also regular events at other branches of the Lancashire & North West Beekeepers Association that are open to us to attend. To find out what is available visit the Lancashire Beekeepers website https://www.lancashirebeekeepers.org.uk/branches  

Young people at Events

Southport & District Beekeepers (S&DBK) welcomes the attendance of under 18s at our events but due to child protection requirements we require that either a guardian or parent also attends. If a child is attending an event without their parent or legal guardian, but with another guardian (older brother or sister, or a friend of the family) S&DBK requires a letter from the legal guardians/parents confirming that the other party is acting as the guardian of the child at the event.

Photography and Video taking at S&DBK Events

Please note that photographs and footage may be taken at Southport & District Beekeepers apiary, the Southport Flower Show and other meetings. These may be used by S&DBK for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media or in any third-party publication. Please contact: vanessa.wakefield@southportbeekeepers.co.uk  if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

Your rights:
Should you see an image containing a picture of yourself on our website or Social Media then you have the right to request S&DBK stop using your image at any time, in which case it will not be used in future publications but may continue to appear in publications already in circulation. If you wish to exercise this right please write to:  vanessa.wakefield@southportbeekeepers.co.uk