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WSBKA Apiary Safari Sunday July 14th Whepstead area

July 14 @ 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM

I am delighted to share that some marvellous and generous members have put themselves forward to host a bee Safari for members of WSBKA; Rebecca Greeves, Tim Cox, Chris and Judy Chilver on Sunday July 14th.
Date: Sunday July 14th
Time: 09.45
Meet: Rebecca Greeves, Makins Farmhouse, Donkey Lane, Stanningfield, IP29 4RA
Parking: Cars to be left at Rebecca`s
Numbers attending: 5 Cars permitted on the Safari, so based on 4 to 5 people per car, 18 maximum including Bee Inspector
Lead: Local Bee Inspector Chris Milton
Dress: Full, cleaned Beekeeping suits, gloves, beeproof footwear (wellies)
Refreshments: please bring your own water, sandwiches, flask
Itinerary and timings:
09.45 Meet at Rebecca Greeves
10.15 Depart, leaving all except 5 cars at Makins Farmhouse
10.30 arrive Apiary 1 of Tim Cox
11.45 Apiary 2 of Tim Cox
13.00 Chris and Judy Chilver, lunch (bring own sandwiches)
14.00 Chris and Judy Chilver Apiary
15.15 Rebecca Greeves Apiary at Makins Farmhouse
16.00 Depart
All apiaries within approx 6 mile radius
Attendees to bring own food and drink
Please note we have to share cars, with 4 or 5 people per car
Attendance is capped to 5 cars on the safari so places are limited on first come, first served basis.
If you would like to attend, please respond directly to: sandy.norman1@gmail.com
Sandy will reply confirming your place is reserved.
What to expect:
These days work really well for both experienced and less experienced beekeepers to see different ways of working, be inspired by different ideas, sharing and comparing, from both hobby situations through to larger scale operations. It is also an opportunity to refresh your own inspection methods, learning techniques from others, how to look for disease or pests and appreciate the role of Bee Inspectors and how they work. Bee Inspectors are invariably genuinely helpful and welcoming and of course have a wealth of knowledge and experience. During the day you will be able to follow the way the Bee Inspectors work and learn for his approach to inspection, talk to the apiary owners and learn about their approach, challenges and objectives and of course discuss with other beekeepers.  A brilliant sharing and collaborative day!


July 14
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM


Makins Farmhouse
Makins Farmhouse
Stanningfield, Suffolk IP29 4RA United Kingdom
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