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 ABC Field Day Events

All advertised Field Days and meetings are held. If the weather is unsuitable to open hives, an alternative programme is held undercover. We provide tea and coffee at lunchtime.
For lunch bring your own or something to share.

Field days are held on the second Saturday of the month at the ABC apiary in Gribblehurst Hub, public is welcome to join us on these days.

Meetings will be held under the relevant government regulations, i.e.vaccine passports, physical distancing, etc. As Covid19 morphs and spreads, we may be forced to amend, cancel, or restrict events depending on government advice; we will keep you informed.

14th May

Hive Opening 11 am (weather dependent)

Lunch  12:00 pm
Bring your own lunch or something for a shared lunch (tea and coffee provided).

Talk topics - 12.30 pm

  • How did the club hives do this year? - what was learned & Plans for next year
  • What do you want to achieve from your hives - Planning
  • Winter Feeding - Different types of feed, feeder types - pros & cons
  • Club direction - What do you want, come with your ideas and suggestions

 

11th June

Hive Opening 11 am (weather dependent)

Lunch  12:00 pm
Bring your own lunch or something for a shared lunch (tea and coffee provided).

Talk topics - 12.30 pm

  • Winter Maintenance & Tasks
    • Hive ware, cleaning & reusing frames, Frame assembly and waxing
    • Smokers
    • Small hive beetle - Surveillance Programme
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9th July

Annual General Meeting
Details will be provided closer to the day

13th August

Hive Opening 11 am (weather dependent)

Lunch  12:00 pm
Bring your own lunch or something for a shared lunch (tea and coffee provided).

Talk topics - 12.30 pm

  • Spring feeding
  • Varroa treatments & Monitoring
  • Selling Honey - what and how
  • Bait hives - how to set one up