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March 2017

YDBKA annual Dinner 2017

March 31 @ 18:30 - 22:00
Novotel York, Fishergate
York , United Kingdom
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Venue Novotel York. Menu choices and booking form sent via email to all members.

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April 2017

Apiary Meeting

April 1 @ 12:00 - 14:00

John Fuller, Howden - “First Inspection” Make sure you wear a freshly washed suit, clean gloves and wellies.

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YDBKA Half Yearly Meeting – Ginny Crerar – “Planting for Bees”

April 12 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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GINNY CRERAR - PLANTS FOR BEES.  SPEAKER AND PLANT SALE Ginny Crerar owns and runs a local nursery which specialises in plants for bees. Ginny has a long association with Barkston Ash Beekeepers and is an experienced attender of beekeeping conferences. In addition to speaking, Ginny will be displaying plants and offering them for sale, so if you do have gaps in the border, come prepared! Refreshments as usual from 7.00pm.

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May 2017

YDBKA 16th Annual Auction

May 6 @ 09:00 - 15:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Items accepted from 9.00am with viewing from 11.00am. Auction starts at 12 noon NB: Bees can be accepted Friday 5th May evening by prior appointment and at your own overnight risk, in secure and sealed boxes. - MUST BE EXAMINED by the Bee Inspector prior to arrival.

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Apiary meeting – Martin Ainsley

May 13 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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This month's Open Apiary will be at the Association's apiary at Murton: Martin is in charge of the Apiary and is one of our most experienced beekeepers. On Saturday 13th May he will be demonstrating simple queen rearing techniques and touching upon other seasonal topics. This is an excellent opportunity for both beginners and the more experienced to see practical beekeeping in action. YOU MUST WEAR A CLEAN BEE SUIT, BOOTS AND GLOVES The apiary is at the YMF, Murton.…

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June 2017

YDBKA Annual Outing

June 17

Our annual day trip. Destination and details TBC.

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Annual Summer BBQ

June 24 @ 18:00 - 21:00

Hosted by Bruno Hannemann - Sheepwalk Cottages, New Road, Escrick YO19 6EZ

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July 2017

Apiary Meeting – Martin Ainsley

July 8 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Part of a series of apiary meetings at our apiary at Murton. Practical advice and hands on access to the bees. Make sure you wear a freshly washed suit, clean gloves and wellies.

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August 2017

Apiary Visit – Preparing for autumn

August 19 @ 14:00 - 16:30
Manor Farm Buildings, Manor Farm Buildings
Acaster Malbis, YO23 2UJ United Kingdom
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APIARY VISIT at ACASTER MALBIS This Open Apiary will be hosted by Alan Johnston and Kate Wallace, both of whom are highly qualified in both the academic and practical aspects of beekeeping: not to be missed! They will be covering the seasonal topic of "preparing your colonies for autumn" and, bees and weather permitting, queen introduction and uniting colonies. The session is aimed primarily at those newish to beekeeping, and those who have lost colonies in the winter. Location: Manor…

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September 2017

CANCELLED

September 13 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED Our regular monthly meeting, the speakers this time will be Gareth John “The work of the Natural Beekeeping Trust” The talk will include promoting the development and installation of hives that mimic natural bee nests, wild honeybees and treatment-free apiaries. Refreshments as usual from 7.00pm.  

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