Thank you everyone!!
The Apiary is definitely looking better now, as we had 4 committee members and about 10 Group members turn up for our Upkeep day today.
The clubhouse has been tidied and some equipment sorted out and cleaned. Outside, the equipment shed has been cleaned out and sorted, and the new equipment unpacked. There was also some brave souls facing freezing temperatures to clear the pathway and cut back the hedges and remove some dead branches. The urn earned its keep today! Thanks Mike for another welcome banana cake!
Sunday 18th March - Group Meeting 12-2pm
Please come along to help with the Group Apiary Upkeep day. Bring gloves/ coats for working outside, and any tools you may have in case we need to mend the fencing, or prune back the shrubs etc. Indoor jobs also need doing, such as adding wax to the frames etc. As always, there will be refreshments available, including Mike's famous Honey Banana Cake!
Monday 19th February
AGM - the AGM was held last month, with a reasonable turnout of about 40 members. The committee have all been re-elected, and we are fortunate in that Bob Spruce has agreed to continue as our Chair. It was a speedy meeting which gave us plenty of time for drinks and cake and lots of chatting - a very enjoyable evening!
Annual Christmas Quiz
It's time for our quiz night, so come along on Monday 11th December at 7.30pm to join in all the fun! Either bring a team or join in with one on the night. There will be tea, coffee and cake for refreshments, or you could bring your own snacks and drinks. Prizes for first and second.
Looking forward to seeing you there!!
Forum news -
Our November Group meeting on November 20th will be a chance to ask the experts - a panel will be available for all your bee-related queries - including John Everett!
2017 Honey Show Results
And the winners are.........
Tim Pothecary- who won the Novice Class Shield and the Best Novice Frame Shield.
Abi Marriott- who won the Honey Cake Cup.
Mark Mills - who won the Points Winner Cup.
David Martin - who won the Best in Show Cup for his fantastic flavoured mead, which we all got to taste!
HONEY SHOW PRIZE GIVING
Saturday 14th October from 6pm at Esmeralda's
An evening to celebrate the best of our group's honey, wax, cakes etc with cheese and biscuits. Feel free to being your own wine, or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Watch this space for information about rules of entry for the Honey Show, and the classes being judged. Open to ALL members, so why not have a go!