Contact

Chairperson: Wesley Evans
chair@conwybeekeepers.org.uk

Hon. Treasurer: David Pitcher
treasurer@conwybeekeepers.org.uk

Hon. Secretary: Peter McFadden
secretary@conwybeekeepers.org.uk
01492 650851

Apiary Manager: Chris Clarke
apiary@conwybeekeepers.org.uk
01745 832812

Seasonal Bee Inspector: Jonathan Garratt
busybees@phonecoop.coop
01248 361576

Wales Seasonal Bee Inspector contact details and inspection areas (July 2011)

17 Responses to Contact

  1. i am a young Cameroonian beekeeper wishing to work in cooperation with you people.
    i wish to be receiving information and while not other assistance from your association.
    thanks.
    yours faithfully,
    foyab collins

  2. Jeanne Courter says:

    On the internet I found a presentation “Four things to do with a Snelgrove board (all of them polite”. It has the notation on the first slide as follows: “Talk to Conwy Beekeepers’ Association 17th March 2008″. The author’s name is not included and I am wondering if you can provide the author’s name and affiliation, and, if available, contact information. Many thanks for any assistance you can provide.
    I am a beekeeper in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A..

    • secretary says:

      Hallo Jeanne,
      Thanks for your message. The talk was given by Wally Shaw from Anglesey BKA. He has published his work in the Welsh BKA magazine. His email address is altershaw301@btinternet.com (just add w before alter to make walter)
      Hope your bees are doing well. Ours are very busy.

  3. Jeanne Courter says:

    Many thanks! My one hive is very strong so I’m trying Method II (used when swarm cells are found) to try to prevent swarming. We did the first rearrangement this past Saturday (putting the Snelgrove board in) so we’re right in the thick of it!!

  4. gill cuthbertson says:

    It was oh, so early in the season to find occupied (but unsealed) queen cells. Holly and I managed to go through the process of an artificial swarm (we had to read the instructions many times and draw diagrams with coloured felt-tips) only to find that they had swarmed anyway. This was three weeks ago. A week later I opened up the hive which did have two sealed queen cells – thank you to Jonathan Garrat for his time and advice. Today I looked and couldn’t see a queen, then couldn’t see any eggs or anything. Is it still too early or have I made a grave error of judgement?
    What’s this about a Snelgrove board?

    • secretary says:

      Wait awhile and you’ll probably find eggs and larvae. Snelgrove is a complicated system of swarm control. Some people take to it, a lot don’t. See wbka.com Information Station for Wally Shaw’s writeup on Snelgrove.

  5. Ali Davies says:

    You may already have seen this, but just in case here’s a link to a recent BBC website report, where they are asking for honey samples for research:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-13756134

    • secretary says:

      Thanks for this interesting link Ali. Members of Conwy BKA sent samples of their honey to Prof. Rose Cooper at Cardiff in 2010 for analysis, to determine if they have any therapeutic benefit. We will encourage them to do the same again this year. We haven’t found any wonder honeys in Conwy yet.

  6. Hilary williams/tudnofm says:

    I am a researcher for the community radio Tudno Fm we would welcome a representative, or 2/3 from your beekeepers, to please come on one of our shows to talk about, beekeeping, & the honey fair etc, please email me

  7. Julia says:

    Dear sir/madam,

    I would like to know whether it is possible to buy honey on days other than 13 September this year? Does the Beekeepers’ association have a shop somwhere in Conwy/Llandudno?

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Kind regards
    Julia

    • secretary says:

      We wil be having a honey stall at the Conwy Feast on 22nd and 23rd October in Conwy town. See http://www.conwyfeast.co.uk Our stall will be in the Bees and Trees tent on the Quay. ]
      We have had a very good honey crop this year and more local honey should be in the shops. My own honey is on sale in the village shop in Rowen near Conwy.

  8. bill kunst says:

    I am looking for places to purchase Heather Honey on the east coast , usa if possible.

  9. Ian Nicholls says:

    I am a new bee keeper and a new member. Can you tell me when the next apiary meeting is

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