The Killinchy Beekeepers Association

© KBKA 2016 

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Programme

for

2018-19

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

26/9/18... AGM Everyone welcome - followed by a chat with Chris Hodges on some of the interesting people and groups he has given talks to and tutoring in beekeeping.

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OCTOBER

24/10/18...Tonya McMullan from Infinity Farm talks to us about urban beekeeping

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NOVEMBER

28/11/18...Paul Moore, Entomologist and retired senior officer from AFBI at Newforge Lane will be talking to us about beekeeping related pests and diseases.

 

DEC

12/12/18... Xmas evening dinner bring n share buffet in AMPS 7.30 details emailed to members

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JANUARY

5/1/19…(Sat) Api-Bioxal treatment and BBQ at our Apiary 11 am start

 

Association Dinner At The Poachers Pocket Lisbane ... time 7.30 pm tbc

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24/1/19... Bee nourishment with Jim Fletcher

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FEBRUARY

15-16/2/19 UBKA Annual Conference at Greenmount CAFRE Campus,Antrim 

 

27/2/19… Professional wildlife photographer Danny Gibson will be giving us a snappy version of one of his popular wildlife photography workshops.  Aimed at all skill levels, to help us to improve in all the aspects of photography. Suitable for any camera from dslr to mobile phone, the evening will focus especially on flowers and bees.  

 

MARCH

27/3/19… Guest speaker Jonathan Getty will be talking to us about hive preparations for Spring time

30/3/19 Sat Clean up at the Apiary 11 am please bring a strimmer and other tidy up tools.

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APRIL

24/4/19… Freelance food/tourism/hospitality consultant Sharon Machala will be talking about some of the produce she makes from honey and beeswax.

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MAY

22/5/19… Members night with Q&A panel

Now postponed to Wed 29th May! 

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JUNE

14/6/19…Summer BBQ at our Apiary

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JULY

No Meeting

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AUGUST

11-14/8/19 Gormanstown Summer course

 

28/8/19...Preparation of Honey and Wax for Showing

 

25/8/19... Apigard demo and talk about varroa treatment at our Apiary. Details and directions tbc and will be emailed to members.

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SEPTEMBER

25/9/19... 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 the UBKA at the international meeting of young beekeepers 2019 in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia.  

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