A link for the meetings will be sent to you about 24 hours before the meeting..
7.15pm for 7.30pm until 9.00pm
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
|10am Sat 21 May||Bee Market||Heathfield||Hilary Osman 07713 532285||Help needed in setting up, clearing away, cake making, serving tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits.|
|1.30pm Sun 22 May||Out Apiary Meeting||Cooksbridge||Ian White 07875 663665||Swarm Control & Collection & hiving swarms|
|10am Tue 31 May||Bee Disease Day||Laughton||Norman Dickinson 07792 296422||This is a ticketed event. Only available for members that have purchased in advance. Help needed with catering / making cakes / serving tea & coffees etc.|
|1.30pm Sun 12 Jun||Out Apiary Meeting||Isfield||Ian White 07875 663665||Feeding for the June Gap (if needed) . Limited parking. Car share if possible|
|1.30pm Sat 18 Jun||Out Apiary Meeting||Barcombe||Tony Birkbeck 07483 220419||Check for disease and Varroa counting|
|1.30pm Sun 19 Jun||Out Apiary Meeting||Isfield||Ian White 07875 663665||Check for disease and Varroa counting. Limited parking. Car share if possible|
|11am Sat 6 Aug||Rottingdean Village Fair||Village Green & Kipling Gdns||Bob Curtis||Help needed in setting up / taking down + selling honey & hive products|
|1.30pm Sat 3 Sep||Out Apiary Meeting||Isfield||Ian White 07875 663665||How to make the hive ready for winter. Limited parking. Car share if possible|
|1.30pm Sun 4 Sep||Out Apiary Meeting||Hove||Jude New 07875 895285||How to make the hive ready for winter. Pre booking to the chairman|
|16, 17 & 18 Sept||Bentley Wood Fair||Bentley Estate, Ringmer||Hilary Osman 07713 532285||Setting up on 16th September, selling honey and hive products 16, 17th. 18th September Clearing away 18th September|
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 a limit of people at Hove – so pre booking is necessary. We have limited parking at Isfield. A traffic marshal will be on site.