Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 18:13
Written by Super User
Welcome to the North Cotswold Beekeepers Association. We are a collection of individuals who share a common interest - beekeeping. Here you will find news about club activities, how to join, and advice on various aspects of beekeeping. The club caters for beginners and experts alike and we always welcome new members. We can help you get set up and advise on suitable sites to keep your bees. We regularly are in contact with farmers and landowners who wish to house bees on their land. Fill in the contact form for more information.The members all keep bees in the North Cotswold region of Gloucestershire and hold monthly meetings normally on a Wednesday at 7:30pm in Adlestrop, Village Hall, Adlestrop during the winter months. We try to get interesting talks on all aspects of beekeeping including candle making and honey cooking
Notes from past meetings are reproduced on the website. During the summer there are apiary visits at different members apiaries where an expert will go through the hive with us and offer us ideas to improve our beekeeping.
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2013 programme update
We are now moving into our summer programme of apairy visits and open hive demonstartions where we meet to discuss beekeeping, get practical hands on experience from expert beekeepers d enjoy afternoon tea in the company of fellow beekeepers.
Many of our members have just finished the basic beekeeping course an we are looking forward to them taking their assessments shortly
Our annual Honey Show this year will kindly be hosted by Daylesford on September 21st so please keep that day free in your diaries as it will be an event to rememeer.
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NCBKA Honey Show 21st Sept 2013
This year's Honey Show will be held in the idylic surroundings of Daylesford Organic Farm's Kitchen Garden. This promises to be a great day out for all the family. We have arranged for displays of skep making, candlemaking, live bee displays, Honey sales & tastings and the usual array of expertly crafted exhibits to be judged by Michael Hunt.
We will have all the usual classes but with a couple of additions to the schedule. This year we will have a "Black Jar" class which will be judged solely on taste. This is to give everyone a chance to enter no matter how new they are to beekeeping. The show will be open to the public from 10:00 so we need all entries to be mounted on Friday afternoon/evening to give us enough time for the judging to take place as early as possible. After the judging and there will be plenty of beekeeping experts in attendance to help with querries. You can download a schedule here Honey Show 2013 Schedule and Doug Petersen our Show Secretary has prepared some hints and tips for those new to exhibiting their honey.
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