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RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival –
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Following the success of our stand at Hampton Court last year the RHS have invited us to take part again. Many of you volunteered to help at the festival and your enthusiasm was essential to it’s success. We are working on the details for the event from 3rd to 9th July and we are going to need beekeeping volunteers again. There will be two shifts a day, morning & afternoon, which will allow you to spend half a day chatting to the public about bees and the other half visiting the show. This is a really exciting opportunity for Kingston Beekeepers to help gardeners understand the importance of bees and how the right planting can support all pollinators but we will need your help.
Please put the dates in your diary and email Martyn M at martynmilnerbees indicating which days you would be able to help.
Become a Honey Show Judge !
At a recent National Honey Show meeting the subject of qualified judges in the southeast of England came up. Or rather the lack of them.
It would be great if we could inspire some of Surrey BKA’s members to set out on the path of becoming a qualified honey judge. We have some very talented show people in the county. If you have had some success showing your own honey and hive products, why not think about becoming a qualified honey show judge?
There’s no denying it’s a long journey but, as with everything in life, nothing worth doing comes easy. If you qualify, you will become part of a very small elite group.
If this interests you, please get in touch with Hazel Blackburn. She is a very experienced judge and will talk you through how to make the grade. firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian Hornet : A Beekeepers Guide
If you missed Andrew’s excellent talk to KBKA here is an opportunity to hear it on 16th March at 7pm
Andrew Durham is a Cambridgeshire beekeeper who has spent the last 8 years researching the Asian hornet. His research has three main objectives;to understand the effect of the hornet’s predation on honeybees, to quantify thethreat, and to formulate a defence strategy that builds on the lessons learnt byFrench beekeepers since the arrival of the hornet in France in 2004.
This is a Surrey wide talk and numbers are limited to 100, so join early on the day. Meeting available from 6:00pm
To Join the Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 861 8203 0832 Passcode: 041489
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