February 2013 News

Wednesday 20th February—Beekeeping in the Conwy Valley

Maenan Abbey Hotel, Llanrwst LL26 0UL
7.30pm. A talk by Pete Barrar, Conwy BKA and NBCW with honey tasting. This is a Conwy Valley Civic Society meeting, and visitors are warmly welcome. Click here for more info. Maenan Abbey Hotel has a popular early evening restaurant menu.

Saturday 23rd February—How to make a Green wooden bench for the garden

Ty Hyll, Capel Curig. More details on the Snowdonia Society website.

Tuesday 26th February—Maximizing your honey crop

Craig y Don Community Centre
A talk by Joanna Schup, Master beekeeper, Shropshire BKA. Welcome coffee and cake from 7.20pm. Meeting starts at 7.40pm.

  • Why does my neighbour get more honey than me?
  • Why does my honey cost about £20 per jar to produce?
  • How do I plan for the honey flow?
  • What are my potential honey crops? Sycamore/OSR/blackberry/himalayan balsam/heather?
  • How do I prepare my bees to work these crops for honey?

This new talk will get you thinking about your beekeeping in a different way. Or maybe you’re happy with just half a super of honey per hive…

Beekeeping short courses

  • Sat 27th April Conwy BKA Taster Day at Rowen and Tal y Cafn, filling up nicely. See here for details.
  • NBCW courses at Henfaes. Click here or call in at Furnace Farm for details.
  • Sat 16th March Skin creams Workshop
  • Sat 20th April Candlemaking Workshop
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