Mid-summer Inspection with José; The venue for these meetings is Hove.
At the meetings groups of members examine the various hives under the guidance of experienced members. Everyone gets the chance to see what is going on in the colony, what is needed and to handle the bees, especially beginners. We do have a range of bee suits, veils etc that can be borrowed during the meetings, but if you have your own then please bring them.
Visitors must make sure that their suits and boots are clean and also bring clean washing-up or disposable gloves if they wish to handle bees. These measures are to prevent, or at least minimise, the spread of disease. Please bring your own Bee Sting medication (e.g. Antihistamine) if you need to treat your own bee stings when visiting the out-Apiaries. We cannot administer any treatment to visitors.
For security reasons the locations of non-divisional apiaries are not published. Directions to Divisional apiaries are given on the secure page. Contact Gerald for access to this.
The Brighton & Lewes Division of the SBKA cannot accept any responsibility for loss, injury or damage sustained by persons in consequence of their participation in activities arranged.
Busy entrance Examining colonies
Access to the location of the out apiaries is available via user name and password to members only. Contact the Webmaster
D I A R Y
|20th Dec||Managing Apideas||Dan Basterfield||Zoom meeting||NBD|
|17th Jan||Rewilding - a personal view||Neil Hulme||Eastgate Baptist Church||Freelance ecologist|
|21th Feb||AGM & Honey Show (+ gadgets)||Eastgate Baptist Church|
|20th Mar||Poisonous Honey||Pam Hunter||Eastgate Baptist Church||BBKA|
|17th Apr||Ivy Bees||Francis Ratnieks||Eastgate Baptist Church||Prof. at Univ. Sussex, LASI|
Out Apiary Meetings
Start at 1.30pm. Bring a mug for tea / coffee and a cake to share.
Weather affects the visits. Check email / mobile phone beforehand in case of cancellation.
Wear a clean bee suit, clean wellies, and clean gloves. No aftershave or perfume – can affect the bees.
We have limited parking at Isfield. A traffic marshal will be on site.