Beekeepers’ Association

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Apr
21
Sat
Beginners Course @ Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you would like to find out more about keeping honey bees then join in the course being run by Huntingdonshire Bee Keepers Association at Hinchingbrooke Country Park.
The course will run over two consecutive Saturdays, 21st and 28th April from 10.00am to 2.00pm on both days. Working in a classroom setting and also within the apiary with live bees, practical sessions would be the 1st weekend in May.
This course gives you a good insight into the art of keeping bees. Overseen and guided by an experienced beekeeper, Paul Howe, you will know whether Beekeeping is something you wish to pursue.
The cost for the whole course is £60.00 per person

Apr
28
Sat
Beginners Course @ Hinchingbrooke Country Park
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you would like to find out more about keeping honey bees then join in the course being run by Huntingdonshire Bee Keepers Association at Hinchingbrooke Country Park.
The course will run over two consecutive Saturdays, 21st and 28th April from 10.00am to 2.00pm on both days. Working in a classroom setting and also within the apiary with live bees, practical sessions would be the 1st weekend in May.
This course gives you a good insight into the art of keeping bees. Overseen and guided by an experienced beekeeper, Paul Howe, you will know whether Beekeeping is something you wish to pursue.
The cost for the whole course is £60.00 per person

May
5
Sat
Beginners Course Practical Day @ Hinchingbrooke Country Park
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Once you have attended our HBKA Beginners Course you are then invited to our Practical Course to get hand on with the Bees and ask any further questions you may have had since attending the Course.

Don’t worry this is all part of our HBKA Beginners Course Fee!

May
12
Sat
Beginners Course Practical Day @ Hinchingbrooke Country Park
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Once you have attended our HBKA Beginners Course you are then invited to our Practical Course to get hand on with the Bees and ask any further questions you may have had since attending the Course.

Don’t worry this is all part of our HBKA Beginners Course Fee!

May
26
Sat
Royal Biological Society – Apiary Visit @ Hinchingbrooke Country Park
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Visit to the Apiary by the Royal Biological Society.

More details to follow.

Jun
29
Fri
Abbots Ripton Garden Show (HBKA Stand) @ Abbots Ripton Hall
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm

The Abbots Ripton Hall Garden Show takes place again this summer when Lord & Lady De Ramsey will very kindly open their stunning private gardens for this very special event.

The HBKA have attended this show for many years and will do so again this year.

If you are interested in helping manage the stall, setting up or closing down then please let us know by contacting Allan Lewis  – All help welcomed!

The Hall gardens cover an area of 8.5 acres (3.4 hectares) with managed parkland and a 10 acre (4 hectare) lake. All areas are open to the public during the garden show. The gardens comprise of many fine ancient trees, extensive lawns, an old-fashioned rose circle, double herbaceous borders, and a bog garden.  There are many follies designed by Peter Foster around the garden including a gothic trellis and the Constable pavilion at the end of the lake.

Besides viewing and enjoying the gardens at your leisure, the programme includes talks and demonstrations by professional gardeners, a Saturday Gala Evening, a locally-sourced food fayre, a show of traditional farm machinery, the popular children’s container competition, silent auction, plant sales and many other family activities.

Traditional with a twist; this year sees the Abbots Ripton Garden show becoming re-invigorated and re-imagined by the founder of the Secret Garden Party, Freddie Fellowes and his creative team.  So, whether you are a gardening enthusiast, an organisation or family group or would just like a fun outing why not come along and enjoy the perfect English Country Garden day out in all its summer glory?

The show is 100% in aid of Local Charities supported by Lord  & Lady De Ramsey.

Jul
21
Sat
Paul & Stuart’s BBQ
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Paul & Stuart will once again be hosting another BBQ this year.

This event is very popular and great to meet fellow HBKA Members, we hope to see you there.

Details to follow.

Sep
29
Sat
Honey Show @ Frosts Garden Centre
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm

The HBKA Annual Honey Show!

Saturday 29th September & Sunday 30th September 2018 10am to 4pm.

Free Entry – Everyone Welcome.

Find out all about bees an honey from members of the Huntingdonshire Beekeepers Association and get bee-friendly gardening tips from Frosts Garden Centre.

Event feature: The annual HBKA members honey competition with categories from honey, way and mead, to candles, cakes and photos ~ Observation hive: see what bees get up to inside the hive and spot the marked queen ~ Information and photo displays ~ Local Beekeepers on hand to answer your questions ~ Local honey for sale ~ Children’s activities including art show and candle making.

Great opportunity to find out more about bees, beekeeping and all things honey!

If you are a member why not come down and give a hand – Any time you give would be greatly appreciated. Contact Allan Lewis.

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Such glorious weather! How has everyone’s inspections gone?

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Did you know that HBKA has a Apiary at Hinchingbrooke Country Park 🐝

The Apiary has a range of different hives from National hives to a Sun Hive. Since spring is now here (well at least trying ... See more

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Have you ever seen a queen bee before? See if you can find her in this video! Here’s a tip, she’s much bigger than the rest of the honeybees! Comment if you can see her! 🐝

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