The Weardale Beekeeper
Issue No 104 January 2020
Best wishes to all our members for 2020. The start of a new year is probably a good time to remind members of the equipment held by the association.
We have two manual honey extractors which are normally kept by Andrew Charles. He also has the container which has a tap at the bottom and a gauze filter which fits on the top.
We also have four cass of displaying shallow frames of honey, one fo which Dick is renovating and replacing the original glass with toughened glass.
George Soppitt looks after our observation hive and kidly puts bees in it for our displays at the local shows.
We have a number of posters and pictures relating to beekeeping for display.
We also have a virtual hive that shows what the interior of an active beehive looks like in photographs. This will usually be kept by Lynn Ramsay.
Any of the above can be borrowed by members for their use or to promote beekeeping.
Lynn is ordering some sweatshirts for those people helping at our displays at local shows.
Our indoor meetings start on the 19th February and are held in St Thomas' Church Hall, Stanhope commencing at 7.30pm. As in previous years we rely on a raffle on the night to pay for the hire of the hall and contributions for raffle prizes are welcomed. As usual, Margaret will provide refreshments free of charge.
Wednesday 19th February
Dot Coe visited Kathmandu and has collected pictures of bees and bee hives Nepal style which she will share with us.
Wednesday 18th March
Ian Jobson, master beekeeper and President of the Northumberland Beekeepers, will talk to us about the behaviour of honeybee colonies.
Wednesday 15th April
To be arranged. Suggestions welcome.
Northern Beekeepers Convention 2020
Subs can be paid at meetings or sent to Ros Nichol, Guard House, Lintzgarth, Rookhope,
Regional Bee Insperctor: Mark McLoughlin email@example.com Mobile No: 07500 891425