Friday 23 November 2012

Newsletter November 2012

Dear Beekeeper

What a good show it was, Chris did a great job and the new venue at Beech Grove gave all the exhibitors and visitors room to move. The sun even shone!
Well done to David Stevenson for his best in show solar wax extractor. Mavis and Maggie made a super lunch and Marge dispensed tea and coffee at a pace. It was good to see so many new members having success.

Exam success
At the Show, 5 members had Basic Assessment certificates [and badge]: Sue Clough, Martin Edwards, Polly Fowle, Sue Kittle and Chris Mendoza. They were well taught by Mary Hill.
There are some great photos on the website as well as the full results with Chris’ report.

Your hives should be secured for winter, weighted down with bricks or straps, protected from woodpeckers, mouseguards on. I have never fed bees so late and am putting fondant on as they are still light.

News of Elisabeth
Our previous DDBKA Secretary has been quite poorly with an operation and a stay in hospital, and is currently in a care home in Hawkinge for a while. Hawkinge House, Hurricane Way, CT18 7SS.
We wish her a speedy return to good health.