August 14, 2019

We know the end of the season is in sight when the August Taster Sessions come around.

Last Saturday saw about 70 excited people turn up to get close up and personal with some honeybees.

Taster Sessions are great!  A wide variety of people always attend with differing le...

July 5, 2019

Last Wednesday night saw the final session for the beginners on the Spring Course.

They had a great night of practical sessions and a talk on queens and swarming.

With both the Spring Course and the Weekend Course now behind us, our season has been moving along at quite...

May 13, 2019

We love holding Beekeeping Taster Sessions!   It's great being able to share someone's first experience of peering into a beehive.  Last Saturday we did just that, when 60 prospective beekeepers joined us.  The attendees were treated to a short talk on beehives and the...

April 23, 2019

The sun is out, weekly inspections have started at our Temple Newsam Apiary and the beginners on the Winter Course have returned for their practical sessions.   We are all looking forward to the busy season ahead. 

April 8, 2019

Last Saturday was lovely a day so myself and Sally Tipping decided that a trip to Temple Newsam was required.  The committee had asked me to make use of the Beehaus Omlet plastic hive this season, as some members have been expressing an interest in it.  With this in mi...

March 14, 2019

The apiary meeting last Saturday got off to a slow start due to the weather, but as it improved more attendees showed up.  The shop was doing a brisk trade in the end with people picking up supplies.

The new season is almost upon us!  Are you prepared?

March 4, 2019

Spring is definitely in the air....

Andy Gowdy popped down the Leeds BKA apiary last Saturday morning to check on the fondant levels on the association bee hives.  Some were light and needed fondant adding and others were fine.  It is important this time of year to pay...

March 4, 2019

It's official - Andy Gowdy has more gadgets than James Bond! That was evident last Wednesday evening when it was Andy's turn to give the monthly Winter talk.  The subject was Beekeeping Gadgets and Andy didn't disappoint us.  Andy has an engineering background and like...

February 22, 2019

What happens if you take twenty-five beekeepers, some large buckets of honey, an electric drill and a couple of hand blenders? A Winter Masterclass of course! That is precisely what happened on Saturday 26th January as Master Beekeeper Dave Barrett spent a Saturday aft...

January 12, 2019

It was a bustling Saturday morning at Temple Newsam. Andy Gowdy and lots of of helpers turned out to apply oxalic acid to the colonies to treat them for varroa mite. The bees were fairly active as it was quite a mild morning.  Fondant was also placed on the hives as a...

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