Programme of Events

Programme of Events 2019

Sat 12th – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Colonies checked for damage & weather quick check for amount of stores in colonies. If required colonies fed with bee fondant or with dry sugar. Equipment maintenance.

Sat 19th – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Colonies checked for damage & weather quick check for amount of stores in colonies. If required colonies fed with bee fondant or with dry sugar. Equipment maintenance.

Sat 26th – Ruxley Manor Garden Centre, Annex to Mulberry Tree Restaurant
2pm 2nd Winter Lecture: Bob Smith NDB – Comb change techniques

4pm Teas by Ruxley Manor

February

Sat 2nd – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Colonies checked for damage & weather quick check for amount of stores in colonies.
If required colonies fed with bee fondant or with dry sugar. Equipment maintenance.

Sat 9th – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Colonies checked for damage & weather quick check for amount of stores in colonies.
If required colonies fed with bee fondant or with dry sugar. Equipment maintenance.

Sat 16th – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Colonies checked for damage & weather quick check for amount of stores in colonies.
If required colonies fed with bee fondant or with dry sugar. Equipment maintenance.

Sat 23rd – Canada Water, City Business Centre, SE16 2XB
9am Introduction to Beekeeping Course, parts 1-4.

Sat 23rd – Orpington Village Hall, 311 High St, Orpington BR6 0NN
2:30pm 3rd Winter Lecture: Dr Seirian Sumner – Wasps – why nobody loves them ?

4:00pm 4th Winter Lecture: Dr Nick Isaac – State of Pollinators and other wildlife in the UK.

March

Sat 2nd – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Unless done two weeks previously, colonies checked for stores. In poor weather old frames cleaned, then fitting them with new foundation.

Making up new frames..

Sat 9th – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Colonies checked for stores, health, viability, a note taken if stocks need equalizing.

In poor weather making up new frames and fitting them with foundation sheets.

Sat 16th – Baldwyns Apiary
2pm – Colonies checked for stores, health, viability, a note taken if stocks need equalizing.

Colonies in nucleus hives transferred into full hives.

Sat 23rd – Canada Water, City Business Centre, SE16 2XB
9am Introduction to Beekeeping Course, parts 5-8.

Sat 23rd – Ruxley Apiary
2pm – Weather permitting, routine inspections commenced; 2nd brood box or 1st super put on, but only if the season progressed well thus far. Suitable colonies for the queen and drone rearing selected.

Sat 30th – Baldwyns Apirary
2pm – Weather permitting, routine inspections commenced; 2nd brood box or 1st super put on, but only if the season progressed well thus far. Suitable colonies for the queen and drone rearing selected.

Contacts

Chairman
Bob Smith : 020 8300 1807

Vice Chairman
David Rea : 07973 802 569

Branch Secretary
Lilian Oorthuysen-Dunne : 020 8301 2496

Apiarist
Rudy Repka : 01689 828062

Ruxley Apiary Managers
Paul Fisher: 01322 403488
David Hemingway: 020 8859 8176
Peter Jones: 020 8298 0611
Donna Hoy: 01322 613462

Baldwyns Apirary Managers
Mike Hill : 020 8859 4990

Frances King : 020 8855 4535

Membership
Colin Newton : 020 8301 0137

Swarms:

David Rea: 07973 802 569

Keith Dungate: 07909682080
Colin Newton: 020 8301 0137

General Enquiries
ruxleybeekeepers@yahoo.com