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Club Meetings

For information/directions or confirmation that a meeting is happening E-Mail Kathryn Wilkinson at info@prestonbka.org.uk or ring Andrew H Fowler on 07914 751020. Please bring protective clothing to Hive Openings

The Saturday Inspections at the JBT Apiary will now follow the winter pattern and meet once a month on the 2nd Saturday. The dates are 12th October, 9th November, 14th December and in 2020 the dates are 11th January, 8th February and 14th March and will revert to the regular inspections in April following the Spring Convention. Please be aware on Saturday 11th January 2020- Chrismas Buffet 12.30pm at Myerscough College Cafe, Details below.

For more information ring Viki Cuthbertson on 01772 - 717001.

Shows and Events for 2020. PLEASE BE AWARE INLINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDLINES ALL EVENTS WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Preston BKA will be represented at numerous shows throughout the year. If you would like to volunteer to help with setting up or manning the Branch Stalls at any of the shows please contact Mrs Jan Elkins on jan.elkins@me.com

For Details of the Shows select this link PBKA Shows 2020

Programme for 2020hive opening

February:

Thursday 27th February -Simple Queen Rearing for Beekeepers with 1 or 2 Colonies. Speaker Mr Paul Roberts from Ormskirk BKA. 7.30@ The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Ave, Ingol, Preston PR2 3YP.

March:

Saturday 7th March - L&NWBKA Spring Convention, 09.30am to 4.30 pm at Arch Bishop Temple School, St Vincents Rd, Preston. Tickets cost £16 Early Bird, £21 Full, £11 for under 18s. For details select Lancs and NW BKA

Thursday 26th March - Intermediate Queen Rearing for Beekeepers with 4 or 5 Colonies. Speaker Mr Paul Roberts of Ormskirk BKA 7.30@ The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Ave, Ingol, Preston PR2 3YP CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA/COFID19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

April:

Saturday 4th April - Coach to BBKA Spring Convention, Harper Adams, Shropshire, Cost £20 per. To book a seat on the coach please contact Mrs Jane Hassall at jhassall@btinternet.com CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA/COFID19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

May:

The planned Committee meeting on the 6th May 2020, has now been CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA/COFID19 VIRUS. Viki has offered to set up a chat room for the committee members so we can discuss any items for the good of Preston Bees and our members. please keep in touch and keep safe Andrew.

Wednesday 27th May - Solitary Bees, Speaker George Pilkington of Nurturing Nature 7.30@ The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Ave, Ingol, Preston PR2 3YP. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA/COFID19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

September:

Saturday 26th September - PBKA Honey Show 1.00am-4pm, Open Judging by Mr John Goodwin 1.00pm.Staging of Exhibits 11.00am-12.00 noon, 11.00 am -1.00pm Class 21(see schedule). Lunch 12.00-1.00pm, Open Judging 1.00pm. Please see - Honey Show Programme 2020 , Honey Show Schedule 2020 , Honeyshow Entry Form 2020 , Honeyshow Rules 2020

October:

Saturday 10th/17th October, Coach Trip to Thornes Winter, Rand, Lincs. Details TBC.

Sunday 4th October Lancashire Honey Show 10.00am to 4.30pm at Brockholes Nature Reserve Centre, New Road, Salmesbury, Preston PR5 0AG.

Friday 18th October - Provisional Microscopy, Speaker Janet Priest 7.30@ The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Ave, Ingol, Preston PR2 3YP.

November

Friday 13th November - Branch AGM. Speaker TBC, 7.00@ The Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Ave, Ingol, Preston PR2 3YP

December

Saturday 12th December- Chrismas Buffet 12.30pm at Myerscough College Cafe. Cost per person will be £5 and a subsidy of £2 by the association to make up the overall cost of £7. To confirm attendance contact Viki Cuthbertson on 01772 - 717001.

Independant Hive Openings

Sundays 28th June, 26th July, 30th August 2-4pm, Hive Opening, Great Nelson Farm, Ulness Walton PR26 8LT. To Confirm Attendance Call Bill helm 01772 733928. CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA/COFID19 VIRUS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

 
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