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. 

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

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...

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...

August 7, 2018

Once you have been beekeeping for a few years you start to accumulate beeswax...lots of beeswax...and then you start to wonder what to do with it.  Well last Wednesday some of our questions were answered when Master Beekeeper David Barrett hosted yet another Masterclas...

July 19, 2018

Master Beekeeper David Barrett gave a very interesting and informative talk last night at Temple Newsam on the beekeeping tradition of "taking the bees to the heather".  Every year LBKA organise a site up on the moors outside Otley, where members can take colonies in t...

June 17, 2017

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...

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