Our programme of meetings

Apiary meeting at Tal y Cafn, August 2018. Picture by Barry Griffiths.

Our Evening Meetings are held on Tuesdays at Craig y Don Community Centre, Llandudno LL30 1TE.
Welcome, tea/coffee and cake from 7.20pm.
Meetings start at 7.40pm.
We welcome newcomers and visitors.
Please contact the Secretary, Peter McFadden at secretary@conwybeekeepers.org.uk or phone 01492 650851 to confirm dates and times.
Directions to Craig y Don Community Centre

Conwy Beekeepers’ Programme 2018/2019
Tues 25th September, Beekeepers’ Question Time, and an introduction to our new Bees for Schools project.
Tues 30th October  Wally Shaw, Anglesey, a talk on Varroa.
Message from the speaker….
The talk is about the ongoing evolutionary relationship between the honey bee, Varroa and deformed wing virus. Included in the talk is an account of how Varroa breeds in the hive, because a good understanding of this is crucial for getting the best out of any treatment.
In the final part of the talk I will discuss the non-treatment option.  I have to say it is not exactly a ‘feel-good’ topic.

Tues 27th November  Stuart Hatton, Cheshire, a talk on Garden plants for the bees
Message from the speaker….
My talk is about garden plants for bees which includes bumble and solitary bees. I talk a little bit about pollen and nectar and how the bees use it in the colony and also mention the pruning of some trees, shrubs and timing of pruning etc, composts for planters and fertilisers. There will be a photo gallery of trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials and also briefly talk about growing the plants for the BBKA stand at the RHS Tatton Flower Show which we have organised over the past few years and being awarded a Gold Medal

Sat 19th January Winter Apiary Meeting at Tal y Cafn at 2pm, NOT 2.30pm. Checking the bees’ stores, treating for varroa.

Tues 29th January  Annual General Meeting and Beekeeping Quiz
Tues 26th February
Tues 19th March

Tues 26th March Conwy Seed Fair
Sat 15th June  Bee Health Day at Henfaes.  All welcome, especially members of neighbouring BKA’s. 

Our Apiary Meetings are held at Conwy Beekeepers’ Apiary at Tal y Cafn from April to August,  Saturday or Sunday afternoons, every three or four weeks.  We also hold one winter apiary meeting in  January.
We welcome newcomers and visitors, all ages from six years.
Just bring your own wellies.
We can provide you with a bee suit and gloves.
We usually have three instructors. We split into small groups, with a group for new beekeepers.

Apiary Meetings at Tal y Cafn 2019
Dates to follow.
Directions to  Tal y Cafn apiary

Eglwysbach Show  Sat 10th August 2019
Llanrwst Show  29th June 2019
Conwy Honey Fair, Friday 13th September 2019
Gwledd Conwy Feast 26th to 28th October 2018

Updated September 2018

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