October 2016 – News

Sat 15th October—Apple Day

Fferm Moelyci Farm near Tregarth, 11am to 3pm.
with Ian Sturrock Welsh Fruit Trees

Fri 21st Oct—ITV Wales Coast and Country

ITV Wales at 8pm. Featuring Conwy Beekeepers and the National Beekeeping Centre Wales

Sat/Sun 22nd and 23rd Oct—Gwledd Conwy Feast

Conwy Quay and in the town
North Wales’ biggest food festival. We’d welcome more helpers on the Conwy BK’s stall. Talking about bees, it’s what we like doing. Let us know if you’d like to help, Sat or Sun, morning or afternoon. We will be in the Apple Feast tent in the town centre car park.

Tues 25th Oct—A talk by Pete Sutcliffe on Other Types of Bees

Craig y Don Community Centre, Llandudno.
Tea, coffee and cake from 7.20pm, meeting starts at 7.40pm. All you need to know about the 250 species of bees in the UK. Hope you will attend. Why be a go to bed early beekeeper? You can be sure of a warm welcome. Broaden your knowledge, meet other beekeepers, enjoy some cake.

All of us, as beekeepers, encounter other kinds of bees sooner or later, mainly because most members of the public can’t tell the difference. This can be an irritation, but it is also source of great interest, since the bumble bees and solitary bees have fascinating lifestyles. There are over 250 species of bee in the UK, including 25 species of bumblebees, and one species of honeybee. Worldwide, there are 20,000 known species of bees. Some can be recognized as bees, some are pretty weird, and the variety is amazing. Knowing a little about these different bees puts our own honeybees in a different context, and adds to the interest of beekeeping.

Great weather for the bees, ivy pollen still pouring in.

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