Wow! What a great 2017 we have had here at LBKA, with all of our courses being very well attended.
To top it off, our fully booked 2017 Winter Course started this week. The students were all suited up and had over an hour’s hands-on practical experience in the association hives. Our practical session consists of small groups of new beekeepers with an experienced beekeeper who shows them how to conduct a colony inspection. This is followed by students having a go at inspectin
Last night another master class was delivered for Leeds Beekeepers Association members at the Temple Newsam apiary. The topic was preparing honey bees for overwintering. We had about 40 members turn up to listen to Andy Gowdy give lots of tips and insight to get honey bees stocks through Yorshire Winters. We also had Dave Barrett on the side lines selling honey. Andy covered topics such as varroa treatment, feeding sugar and checking hives during the winter months for food.
Leeds Beekeepers hosted its second taster session of the year today. It was really well supported by the people of Leeds and surrounding areas with over 70 attendees. People that had booked had a great time dipping their toes into the hobby of beekeeping and finding out about keeping bees in Yorkshire. The practical session in the honey bees with experienced beekeeper was great fun and so exciting! More photos here