The AGM is open to members where we will be reviewing the past year and and voting in the new committee for 2017/2018.
Will be running our ever popular Honey tasting competition and our bring and buy stall. Something for everyone.
19:30, 6th April – Bucks Head – Little Wymondly. We are holding an informal meeting at the Bucks Head. Its an ideal opportunity to catch up with friends old and new, to talk about our favourite subject – beekeeping! We’ll repeat the meeting each month during the beekeeping season to discuss the issues we are having over a pint of brew and things that we need to prepare for as the season progresses.
First Spring Meeting
We had our first meeting of 2017 and had a record attendance with 41 people in the room, almost standing room only.The agenda on the night had changed from that we had earlier published. The Hornet trap was dropped and Gary did a quick presentation on Mead making with a tipple of Mead for those with a keen taste. We had a couple of members from the NFU who wanted to know more about BeeConnected and how what they do effects our bees and us.
The team from B6 Berrellium gave a fantastic presentation on their project for tracking and locating Asian Hornet nests. We look forward to the future and hope their project will help in the location of hornet nests in the UK and in Europe.
What we do
Beekeeping for most of us, is our hobby. We have talks and discussions during the winter months. During the summer months we tend our bees, and meet at local apiaries to discuss what we have seen during bee inspections, and any local and national news that might affect our beekeeping. These summer meetings usually culminate in the drinking of tea & coffee and the consumption of cakes and sandwiches.
North Herts BKA covers North Herts from the borders of Luton across to Buntingford and from Knebworth North to the borders of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. We are a division of Hertfordshire Beekeepers Association and in turn are a part of the British Beekeepers Association.
Why join a Beekeeping society? At North Herts Beekeepers, you will have access to hundreds of years of beekeeping knowledge and experience. The society also has a number of sites where you can keep a hive or hives, as most of us do not have gardens of sufficient size, or neighbours accommodating enough to allow us to keep bees at home.
Members also enjoy insurance cover for their bees against disease, through affiliation to the BBKA, as well as help and assistance in all beekeeping pursuits. We also run a scheme of mentoring for new beekeepers, where an experienced beekeeper will be available for the newcomer to contact and discuss any issues or worries that they might have concerning their bees.
If you think you might have an interest and would like to find out more, contact the secretary for more information, and perhaps you can come along to a meeting and experience the bees first hand. We have a number of protective beesuits available for you to borrow so there is no excuse to experience the thrill of being in the company of a colony of honey bees.
We are also present at shows, large and small, around the county, so please check out the calendar page and perhaps we will see you some time soon.