The Killinchy Beekeepers Association

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Programme

for

2019-20

Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of each month in Andrews Memorial Primary School, Comber

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

 

SEPTEMBER

25/9/19... Association meeting: Venue change to Comber Leisure Centre. Please ask at reception for directions to the meeting room

AGM Everyone welcome - followed by a presentation from Chris Hodges about his and Valentines experience in July as the adult companions of the young adults selected to represent Northern Ireland at the international meeting of young beekeepers 2019 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. 

The below absence of details are yet to be confirmed:

OCTOBER

23/10/19... Association meeting: 

Our members Rachael Ludlow Williams and Brendan McNamara will be sharing with us their wealth of knowledge about bee friendly plants and leaning how to propagate by sowing seeds, taking cuttings and grafting. A hands on evening … please see email for what you will need to bring along.

NOVEMBER

20/11/19.... the 3rd wed! (not our usual 4th)

The Tudor cinema for “a night out at the pictures” to watch “More than Honey”  - a film by Markus Inhoof, a Swiss filmmaker looking into the fascinating world of bees and Swiss beekeepers which explores the relationship between bees and mankind and nature.

Narration is by the actor John Hurt.

It will be a 7.30 for 8.00 start.

If you haven’t heard of it before, the Tudor 66 seat cinema is one of two cinemas owned by brothers Roy and Noel Spence at 22a Drumhirk Rd, just outside Comber BT23 5LY

The cost is £10 per person, the profit made after running costs will donated to charity. Drinks and nibbles are included.

Invites and details will be emailed to members for RSVP

 

DEC

18/12/19... Xmas evening dinner

 

JANUARY

4/1/20…(Sat) Api-Bioxal treatment and BBQ at our Apiary 11 am start

 

/1/20... Association Dinner 

15/1/20 (Wed) preliminary Beekeeping Course starts

 

22/1/19 Association meeting: 

FEBRUARY

14-15/2/20  (Fri and Sat) UBKA Annual Conference at Greenmount CAFRE Campus, Antrim 

 

26/2/20…Association meeting:   

 

MARCH

 

 

7/3/20 Sat Clean up at the Apiary 11am

Please bring a strimmer and other suitable tidy up tools.

 

25/3/20… Association meeting:

Fri 14th and Sat 15th Feb 2020... UBKA Annual Conference 

APRIL

22/4/20… Association meeting:

MAY

27/5/20…  Association meeting:

JUNE

24/6/20…Summer BBQ at our Apiary

JULY

No Meeting

AUGUST

/8/20 Gormanstown Summer course

 

26/8/20... Association meeting:

 

29/8/20... (Sat) Apigard demo and talk about varroa treatment at our Apiary.

Details and directions tbc and will be emailed to members.