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Programme for 2024

Meetings are usually held on the 4th Wednesday of each month.

 They are a blend of in-person get togethers and occasional virtual, using Zoom. 

Members should refer to their emails for details on how to join in.

For the months of November 2023 - March 2024 we will meet in Strangford Yacht Sailing Club at Whiterock near Killinchy. 



Throughout the summer months we also run a programme at our Apiary site.

2024

JANUARY 2024

ASSOCIATION MEETING: 6/1/24:... (Sat)

Api-Bioxal Demo and BBQ at the apiary.

Details will be emailed to members.

ASSOCIATION MEETING:24/1/24:... (Wed)

Expert at your table 

FEBRUARY 2024

16-17/2/24:... (Fri/Sat)

UBKA Conference at Greenmount, CAFRE 

Book Your Ticket Here

ASSOCIATION MEETING: 28/2/24:... (Wed)

Presentation on Foul Broods with Chris Hodges

MARCH 2024

ASSOCIATION MEETING: 27/3/24:... (Wed)

Presentation on Swarm prevention with Valentine Hodges

UBKA HEALTH WORKSHOPS

This year’s speakers are Jack Silberrad and Tom Williamson.

Thursday 21st March 
at 6.30pm in Enniskillen

Friday 22nd March
at 6.30pm in Derry~Londonderry

Saturday 23rd March
at 10.30am (11am start) in Belfast

All welcome and it is FREE.

Bee pests and disease education is an important part of beekeeping. The UBKA runs bee health workshops around Northern Ireland to help beekeepers recognise the signs and symptoms of these ailments and how best to treat them. These are free to members and one of our member’s services.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL 

See here for further details

APRIL 2024

ASSOCIATION MEETING: 24/4/24:... (Wed)

Beeswax Alchemy

MAY 2024

15-18/5/24

Balmoral Show with UBKA members stand

ASSOCIATION MEETING: 22/5/24:... (Wed)

Honey preparation for Showing

JUNE 2024

22/6/24:... (Sat)

BBQ at Association Apiary

AUGUST 

ASSOCIATION MEETING: Date TBC... (Sat)

Apigard demo and talk about varroa treatment at our Apiary with BBQ

Details and directions tbc and will be emailed to members.

SEPTEMBER

 

Date TBC ... (Sat)

The Comber Horticultural show will be held again this year.

Traditionally this has been the local honey show connected with Killinchy Beekeepers Association and we are keen to see as many members take part as possible. 

It is great fun to take part and who knows you may even win. There are multiple chances for KBKA members to win cash prizes and even silverware!

The show also has all the usual horticultural classes for fruit and Veg and flowers and jam etc.

Make sure to come along and support the show- it is a great event even if you are not entering honey and you can get a nice cup of tea and a bun or two.

The show schedule and entry details can be found attached to the email sent to members on Aug 11th.

Hope to see you there!

OCTOBER 

Saturday October date TBC

Annual UBKA Honey Show 2024

See here for further details

ASSOCIATION MEETING: 23/10/24:... (Wed)

NOVEMBER

ASSOCIATION MEETING: 27/11/24… (Wed) 7.30pm

DECEMBER

Date TBC:Christmas social evening.

At Kilmood Parish Church Hall.

More info to be sent to members by email.

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