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Natural Beekeeping Group - Wye Valley
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monica
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject: Meeting - Tuesday 29 September 2015 Reply with quote

We have a date!
The next meeting of the Wye Natural Beekeepers will be on Tuesday 29th September 2015 at 7pm.
At Bees for Development, Agincourt Street, Monmouth NP25 3DZ
Bring questions and tell us how your bees are doing.
Hope to see you all there.
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monica
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Winter meeting - Tuesday 1st December 2015 Reply with quote

Our Winter Meeting of the Wye Natural Beekeeping Group will be held on Tuesday 1st December 2015, at 6pm, at the King's Head, Agincourt Square, Monmouth NP25 3DZ.

We've decided to move next door as we ran out of chairs at BfD last time. We'll be in the front room of the pub, meeting from 6pm onwards. The pub serves food for those who want to eat as well as meet. This is an earlier time than usual, requested by some of our members; others may prefer to arrive and stay a bit later.

There will be plenty of time for the usual questions and sharing of experiences of the year's beekeeping. Our theme this time will be Wild Bees: we plan to talk about wild nesting bees, honey bee nest boxes, and recent research on the differences in behaviour and development between managed and unmanaged honey bee colonies.

Looking forward to seeing lots of you there.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:06 am    Post subject: Wye Natural Beekeeping - March meeting Reply with quote

The next meeting of the Wye Natural Beekeepers will be on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 from 7pm, at The Punch House, 4 Agincourt Square, Monmouth NP25 3BT
At the last meeting we discussed the need to conduct a survey. Collecting annual statistics on the level of management undertaken by natural beekeepers, and colony health, survival and swarming, will help us to develop evidence on the value of natural management. We will discuss this at the meeting, with a plan to send out some questions via Survey Monkey in early April.
We'll also talk about Bee Buddies: how to find another natural beekeeper close by to help when you don't know what to do!
Do come along and join us.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The survey has gone out in early May and responses awaited. I am aware the other natural beekeeping groups are also undertaking surveys, eg Oxford group. It would be interesting to compare results. If you know of any other surveys, please let me know.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:49 am    Post subject: Summer Meeting Reply with quote

The Summer Meeting of the Wye Natural Beekeeping Group will be on Sunday 19 June at 4pm. We'll be visiting the apiary of one of our members near Monmouth. The format will be similar to our visit last summer: a walk around looking at bees and bee forage, followed by tea and talk.
We'll have some early results from the Survey, but it's been a busy season so we may leave discussion of the full findings until our meeting in September.
Let us know if you want to attend.
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