Programme for 2021
Meetings are usually held on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic all meetings are currently being held virtually using Zoom.
Members should refer to their emails for details on how to join in.
In normal circumstances we usually meet in Andrews Memorial Primary School, Comber.
Throughout the summer months we also run a programme at our Apiary site.
3/1/21…(Sun) Api- bioxal collection - details have been emailed to members
28/1/21... (Thurs) Association meeting 7:30pm via Zoom.
Presentation from Dr Victor Onyekachi Asuzu titled "Beekeeping In Nigeria- Practice, Research and Outputs.
Victor recently completed a PhD at QUB in molecular immunology, is also a beekeeper and will be giving us his presentation all the way from Nigeria about his interesting background and also the medicinal applications of bee products as health benefits.
Members should check their email for details on how to join us.
20/1/21 (Wed) preliminary Beekeeping Course starts
Each date must be registered for individually. Follow the links below:
24/2/21... (Wed) Association meeting: 7.30pm via zoom
Spring Management - A presentation with Keith Pierce
Keith is a master Beekeeper from Dublin and has be beekeeping for more than 25 years selectively rearing native dark irish Black Queens - Apis mellifera mellifera.
24/3/21 ... (Wed) Association meeting: 7.30pm via zoom
A presentation with Vanessa Drew from Dromore BKA
Vanessa will be telling us about her experiences and adventures as a beekeeper in New Zealand.
28/4/21… (Wed) Association meeting: 7.30pm via zoom
A presentation with Jonathan Getty from Belfast BKA
Introducing A Queen to a Colony.
26/5/21… (Wed) Association meeting 7.30pm via zoom
Sebastian Owen from Vita Bee Health
Will be presenting his popular talk at the moment:
Nutrition – it isn’t all about the sugar, honey.
23/6/20… (Wed) Association meeting 7.20 for 7.30pm via zoom
With our member Debbie Gillies from True Harvest Seeds which is a plant conservation charity based near Downpatrick.
Debbie will be talking to us about their conservation interests and what they are aiming to achieve in regards to native plants, seed saving and preserving a future gene bank of Irelands precious wildflowers and plants.
Debbie obviously has a huge knowledge and a special interest in planting for pollinators so please come armed with lots of questions.
Their website and details of the services they offer can be found at https://trueharvestseeds.org/
Gormanstown Summer course
7/8/21... (Sat) Apigard demo and talk about varroa treatment at our Apiary.
Details and directions tbc and will be emailed to members.
22/9//21… (Wed) Association meeting 7.20 for 7.30pm via zoom
Followed by Time to Chat!
With members talking about their Queen rearing experiences this year and anything else....
27/10/21… Association meeting : Winter preparations...
24/11/21… Association meeting: Details tbc
15/12/21 Association meeting: Details tbc