As an affiliate of both the British Beekeepers Association and Yorkshire Beekeepers Association, Leeds Beekeepers Association discourages the importation of both honey bee queens and colonies from outside the UK.
Last weekend saw 20 people attending our intense but enjoyable weekend beginners course. Somehow we managed to dodge rain showers! Not only do we pride ourselves on our course, we also pride ourselves on our fashion sense and here's Andy Gowdy to prove it. Thanks to all involved.
We are now a couple of weeks into a queen rearing course, hosted by Master Beekeeper Dave Barrett.
The course is proving to be very productive with a dozen nucleus now set up with queen cells inside waiting to get mated so they can start their own colonies. These have been grafted by the students over the last two weeks from one day old larvae and put into a cell raiser colony before finally ending up in a nucleus ready to be mated. This course is being run free of charge