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 REMOVAL OF HONEY BEES

Please contact the Gwent Beekeepers Association Swarm Liaison Officers for help to remove honey bees - refer to the 'Swarms' and 'Contacts' pages of this website for the contact details of the Swarm Liaison Officer  covering your area of Gwent.

They can only remove honey bees; not wasps, bumble bees etc. 


PLEASE will all GBKA members who have e-mail addresses using orange.net; orangehome.co.uk; wanado.co.uk; freeserve.co.uk; fsbusiness.co.uk; fslife.co.uk; fsmail.net; fsworld.co.uk or fsnest.co.uk let Miriam Knight know their new e-mail addresses, as the named providers are terminating services on 31st May 2017.

Miriam's contact details: 
                                        e-mail:  membership@gwentbeekeepers.co.uk
                                        
                                        tel: 07400188945


Gwent Beekeepers Association, GBKA, is an active group with around 150 members, ranging from hobbyists to bee farmers, covering the area of Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and the former borough of Islwyn. 

We offer a programme of monthly lectures over the winter months and monthly sessions at the association apiary during the summer, in addition to regular newsletters and social events.

Prospective beekeepers are welcome to attend 'Taster Sessions' at the association apiary prior to applying for our comprehensive Beginners Course, which comprises both theoretical and practical sessions.

The association also provides swarm collection, equipment hire, a beekeeping library, Nosema testing - apart from a friendly venue to meet other beekeepers, old and new alike.

Members enjoy membership of the British Beekeepers' Association BBKA, as well as Bee Disease Insurance BDI cover. GBKA is a member of the Midlands and South Western Counties Convention of Beekeepers, which organises an annual beekeeping conference. The association president is Nicola Bradbear of Bees for Development.

The association has trained beekeepers for the Forgotten Landscape Project centred on the Blaenavon World Heritage Site.


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NEXT MEETING
Ochran Apiary
Sunday 2.15pm
11th June 2017

CONVENTIONS, SHOWS, AUCTIONS, WORKSHOPS
MSWCC 2017
15th-17th September
Royal Agricultural University
Cirencester
National Honey Show 2017
26th-28th October
Sandown Park Racecourse,
Esher, Surrey

SWARMS

Want to be a beekeeper? Try a TASTER SESSION!

BEE STING ALLERGY
Referral can be made by GP to Immunology Clinic, Heath Hospital, Cardiff

NBU Bee Inspectors