EBKA Winter Programme 2020/21 & Other Beekeeping Events
The winter programme will follow the below format as far as possible with meetings via Zoom. We look forward to a time when we can meet in person at our usual venue. Zoom meetings will start at 7.30pm with access to join from 7.15pm. Members will be sent a joining invitation on email. All the below are subject to change.
Should any beekeeping problems or need for help arise please contact your mentor or a member of the Committee either by e-mail or via the Facebook EBKA (member's only) page: Eastbourne Beekeepers' Association (EBKA).
Annual General Meeting.
The AGM will deal with the necessary matters only and be adjourned until next year when we can hopefully meet together. The association honey show and sale of members crafts is cancelled for 2020.
Christmas ZOOM get-together and Bee chat. Bring your own Christmas (beer) cheer.
All you need to know about swarming, why they swarm, the bees’ preparations for the act of swarming, the simplest methods of prevention and taking care of a swarm. Also covering the swarm collectors’ protocol.
The role of Pheromones in Bee behaviour
With Covid restrictions in place the 2021 course usually ran in February has regretfully been cancelled. When able to reschedule members and friends will be advised, in the meantime you can lodge an interest by contacting the Treasurer.
The coming season – are you prepared?
Postponed from earlier in 2020. Roger Patterson, who has been a beekeeper for over half a century and teaching for over 40 years, will join us for this talk. Roger will discuss how a keen eye and a bit of knowledge will help you understand your colony more and may prevent a future problem.