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Programme of Chichester Beekeepers' Meetings and other events to be held in 2018

 All Chichester meetings are on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7.30 pm



Meeting Venue:

Fishbourne Centre

Blackboy Lane
Fishbourne, Chichester
PO18 8BE




Boxgrove Hall 



 Tuesday 9th January

Bumble Bees

Nikki Gammans 


  Tuesday 13th February 

 Short AGM followed by -
Remote Hive Monitoring and Asian Hornet detection



 Saturday 24th February  


West Sussex Beekeepers Convention

 At Lodge Hill , near Pulborough - see details below


Tuesday 13th March 



 Getting to Grips with Swarming

 Bob Smith, NDB will be coming from Kent to share his great knowledge and experience to help us with this perennial challenge


 Tuesday 10th April

 Successful Comb Change

 Tom Moore from Wisborough Green Beekeepers will present his method of 
 achieving this efficiently and simply. 


 Tuesday 8th May


 Bee Disease Recognition

 Diane Steele - Seasonal Bee Inspector 


12th June

 Queen Rearing

 David Rudland of East Surry Bees will introduce us to simple methods
of rearing new queens, suitable for all beekeepers



No meeting in July   


14th August



 Visit to Tinwood Vinyard  - 7 pm - Advance booking and payment required

A tour of the vinyard and the tour includes the opportunity to enjoy some of their quite excellent sparkling wine.  Cost £18 per head which includes 3 glasses of sparkling wine. 


11th September

 Winter Preparation

Tips and guidance on what we should be doing now to prepare our bees for the winter


9th October

 Atakorum Bees Project

Trisha Marlow will be coming from the charity Bees Abroad to tell members about the Relieving Poverty through Beekeeping project in Ghana which the Division supports.


13th November

 Questions and Answers

With a panel of experienced beekeepers, including some topical issuesand prompts on honey labelling and record keeping



11th December

 Christmas Social and Honey Tasting

Bring a jar of your best honey for tasting and everyone joins in the judging before the certificate is presented to the beekeeper with the year's best tasting honey.




     Saturday 23rd February

West Sussex Beekeepers Association
Annual Convention

A one day Beekeeping Convention is held annually at the beginning of the year.
It is intended to suit all abilities, and as well as the main lectures
there is a choice of seminars to attend.

The 2019 Convention will be held on Saturday 23rd February 2019
at Lodge Hill Centre, Watersfield, Pulborough.

For full details of the 2018 Convention  click here


WSBKA Bee Market and Auction

The annual auction will take place on Saturday 27th April at Brinsbury Campus, Northheath, Near Pulborough.
Further details from Graham Elliott on 01403 752493 or email: 


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