Meetings



During the winter, meetings take the form of informative lectures, practical microscope sessions or social events. Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month in Goytre Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Tea and coffee are available at the end of the session when people exchange their news and views. Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings.
Directions: Goytre Village Hall NP4 0AW is located in Penperlleni off the A4042 between Cwmbran and Abergavenny.

Throughout the beekeeping season, a monthly meeting is held at the association apiary when work appropriate to the season is carried out. Extra sessions may be necessary, which are advertised in the monthly newsletter. There are special 'Taster Sessions' for prospective beekeepers, who may also attend apiary meetings by arrangement. Beesuits are available for visitors and beginners. Apiary sessions offer an excellent opportunity for experienced beekeepers to share their wisdom and for new beekeepers to gain practical experience.

Once a year, there is an association dinner, which is held in October. The AGM is held on a Saturday afternoon in November in Goytre Village Hall, which is followed by a talk.


Association Diary 2018         

Thursday 11th January 
Goytre Village Hall 7.30pm
  

"Pilates for Beekeepers -lifting, bending & moving safely"
given by Kate Falkner
 

    Thursday 8th February 
Goytre Village Hall 7.30pm

"At the Hive Entrance"
given by Adam Parker

Thursday 8th March
Goytre Village Hall 7.30pm
 

"Swarming - Opportunity or Problem"
given by Jim Vivian-Griffiths
 

Thursday 12th April
Goytre Village Hall 7.30pm

"Queen Raising - Practical Session"
given by Marin Anastassov

Sunday 13th May 2.15pm 

 Apiary

 Sunday 10th June 2.15pm

 Apiary 

Sunday 15th July 2.15pm 

 Apiary 

Sunday 12th August 2.15pm 

 Apiary


Sunday 9th September 2.15pm

 
Apiary
 
Thursday 13th September
Goytre Village Hall 7.30pm

"Pheromones"
given by Ivor Davis


TBA

GBKA Annual Dinner   

Saturday 17th November
Goytre Village Hall 2.15pm
  

 AGM followed by a talk
"25 Years of Bees for Development
"
given by Nicola Bradbear

 Thursday 13th December
Goytre Village Hall 7.30pm

Social Evening