March News

Tuesday 29th March
Craig y Don Community Centre

We have an important talk by Richard Ball on Asian hornets. These pests found their way from China to south west France five or six years ago, and have now spread 400km up to the Channel ports. These are no ordinary hornets. They just love eating honeybees, and a few of them will wreck your colony very quickly. See this Daily Telegraph article. Their next stop is the UK. We all need to be prepared. (They can also give you a nasty sting on the b*m, and that will really spoil your day).

Richard Ball is the former head of the Bee Inspection Service for England and Wales, and we are delighted that he is visiting us from Devon. Do try to attend.  Click here for directions.

Tea/coffee at 7.20pm, meeting starts at 7.40pm. Free entry, visitors welcome, collection towards Bees for Development.

Here are some pictures of Asian hornets attacking a hive of bees, and here is a picture and article on Asian hornets.

Monday 28th March
Coleg Llysfasi, Ruthin LL15 2LB

Richard Ball is giving a talk to South Clwyd BKA on Varroa, an update. Members of other BKA’s are invited. Refreshments from 7pm, meeting starts at 7.30pm. The meeting is in the Snack Bar at Coleg Llysfasi.

Saturday 26th March
Conwy Seed Fair, Conwy High Street, 9am to 4pm

Space still available for plants and seed stalls, honey, crafts and home produce.
See our information for stallholders and visitors page.

Friday 25th March
Tal Goed Nurseries, Glan Conwy

Free drinks and canapes in the new Farm Shop from 7pm. Try the local produce. You could combine this with the Furnace Farm talk and buffet at nearby Bodnant Gardens, from 5.30 to 7pm, and have a good free night out!

New members

Welcome to Roy Baillie, Llanelian; Barry Griffiths, Kinmel Bay; Mair Lewis, Llanfairfechan; Judith Sharman, Llandudno; Graham and Elizabeth Hughes, Llangefni. We now have 124 members.

Website

Tim Radford is taking over the Conwy BKA website, which is our main recruiting tool and a great asset. Please let us have your comments and suggestions, and new content.

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