2017 Programme

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2017 Programme of Events

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Indoor Meetings…

It would be appreciated if members could sometimes bring a small prize for the raffle…

Tuesday 10th January

Workshop 1 – Hornet Traps  Asian hornets and how to trap them – practical fun.  

In Wombleton Village Hall,  at 7pm

Tuesday 21st February

Butterflies – Joint Meeting with Ryedale Natural History Society

In Methodist Schoolroom, Kirbymoorside, at 7.30pmP1020982

Monday March 13th

Bee Sting Allergies – Joint Meeting with Scarborough and District BKA by Dr Mathew Helbert

In St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough, at 7pm

7-9th April – BBKA Annual Spring Convention Harper Adams University, Shropshire

Tuesday 11th April

How NOT to worry about Oil Seed Rape honey – Tony Jefferson

In Wombleton Village Hall, at 7pm

Wednesday 10th May

Apiary visit at the Yorkshire Arboretum [Castle Howard]. 7pm to 9pm meet at the Arboretum visitor centre.  Joint Meeting organised by Malton Bee Keeping Association

Apiary Visits…

Sunday 14th May

Spring Management  Demonstrator Rhona Sutherland. Location:  Orchard House, Oswaldkirk, YO62 5XZ. Rhona’s Apiary at 2pm


What not to do in beekeeping  Demonstrator Philip Closier. Location:  At the Thornton Le Dale Community Recycling site on Outgoing Lane. Straight to the top of the hills towards Scarborough, then left down Outgang Lane. we will be met at the gate and will need to sign in. [MAP]. Philip’s Apiary at 2pm The location is at the Thornton Le Dale 


Demonstrator Tony Jefferson. Location:  Tony Jefferson’s Apiary at 1pm [Tea at the Ellerby Hotel £10/pp] See email from Bruce for details.

11-13th July – Great Yorkshire Show at the Showground, Harrogate

25th July – Ryedale Show at Wilburn Park, Kirbymoorside

Sunday 13th August

Topic and Location to be confirmed  Demonstrator Adrian Wilford. Location: Ampleforth or the Moors. Adrian’s Apiary at 2pm 

Indoor Meetings…

Tuesday 12th September

Workshop 2 – DIY Beekeeping ideas from members – show and tell  Discussion lead by the Chairman. In Wombleton Village Hall, starting at 7pm

Tuesday 10th October

Improving our beekeeping skills  A talk by Wendy Maslin and a Joint Meeting with Malton Beekeepers Association. In Wombleton Village Hall, starting at 7pm

21st & 22nd October – Countryside Live Show at the Showground, Harrogate

Tuesday 14th November

AGM of the RBKA   In Wombleton Village Hall, starting at 7pm

P1020480Wednesday 12th December – 7pm for 7.30pm

Christmas Dinner venue to be confirmed.