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May 2017

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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Preparing for the Honey Show

September 27 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Richard and Shirley Bond of Harrogate and Ripon BKA At our Annual Honey Show last November, we noticed that entry numbers were a little lower than in previous years, and wondered whether we could do more to help new and intermediate beekeepers to prepare for showing. With this in mind, we have arranged a visit from Richard and Shirley Bond of Harrogate and Ripon BKA. They have been involved for more than ten years with the staging of their own…

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October 2017

YDBKA AGM – John Toolan – Anaphylaxis

October 11 @ 19:00 - 21:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Our AGM, all members are encouraged to be present to vote on important Association matters. The speaker will be John Toolan, Senior Specialist, Allergy and Immunology Nurse from Leeds Teaching Hospitals. Refreshments as usual from 7.00pm.

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November 2017

YDBKA Annual Honey Show 2017

November 15 @ 18:15 - 21:30
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Entries 6.15 - 7.15pm, Judging 7.30pm onwards Refreshments in the form of a light buffet supper will be available on a bring and share basis. Downstairs Murton Download the schedule (PDF): Honey Show 2017 schedule

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Special Meeting – Constitution Vote

November 22 @ 19:00 - 20:00
Murton Park, Murton park
York, YO19 5UF United Kingdom
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Please read this! On 1st August 2017 I circulated a copy of the proposed new Charitable Incorporated Organisation Constitution plus other documents to those of you who were on the database at that date. I advised you that we would be holding a vote on this on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming, Murton, starting at 19:00 hours. Under the terms of Clause 11 of our current 2008 Constitution, we are required to do this at…

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