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Apiary meeting yesterday 4th May

Apiary meeting yesterday 4th May

It seems to turn cold every Saturday at the moment, it was certainly too cold for a check on the bees yesterday 4th May. Our new members are not getting hands on experience with the bees at the moment but they know how to make frames and are learning the different sizes of frames to […]
West Sussex Bee market & Auction 27th april report.

West Sussex Bee market & Auction 27th april report.

West Sussex Auction at Brinsbury College yesterday 27th April. Despite the weather forecast’s during the week it was dry but very windy so at least the Auction team and the punters didn’t get wet, a bit windswept though. A lot of people turned up, so the day seemed to go very well, well Central Sussex […]
Apiary Meeting 20th April

Apiary Meeting 20th April

Last Saturdays apiary meeting 13th April, incorporating with the Introduction to beekeeping course was changed to be inside as it was a cold 8c with an easterly wind, well yesterday’s meeting 20th was quite different with temperatures in the 20c’s. Plenty of the course beginners could make it so they all had their first experience […]

Introductory Beekeeping Course

The first day of our two Introductory Course was Saturday 6th, it seemed to go very well with 31 attendees, I was worried the room at the Tythe barn Horsham would be too small but it was fine and all went well. The day went well because we had plenty of willing volunteers, it makes […]
The West Sussex Convention yesterday 23rd February 2019

The West Sussex Convention yesterday 23rd February 2019

The West Sussex Convention was excellent yesterday. Clive de Bruyn’s two lectures, one on queen rearing and the other one on beekeeping mistakes (more like useful tips) were very well received by all, Dr Martin Bencsik colony activity with accelerometer sensors, may be useful research but won’t change the way we keep bees. Adam Leitch […]
Apiary meeting 16th February 2019

Apiary meeting 16th February 2019

Today (16th Feb) was our second meeting of 2019. Cleaning equipment and tidying up the sheds. Our dirty bee suits were bagged up ready for a visit to the cleaners. Members will be able to identify the apiary team as they have some smart colourful new suits now! Phill is officially part of the apiary […]
CSBKA Blog January 2019

CSBKA Blog January 2019

Welcome to the first blog in our news section of our website. We will keep you up to date with what has been happening at our weekly apiary meetings (starting in April, weather dependant) and at our other meetings and events. Also, any items of interest will appear here too with up to date tips […]
Visit to Richard’s Apiary

Visit to Richard’s Apiary

Saturday September 29th meeting was at our member Richard’s yard: it was a lovely dry sunny morning, a bit cool, members started to arrive and it was clear some parking management was needed as he was expecting half a dozen members. Wrong! I didn’t count how many came but a good number didn’t want to […]
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