Wakefield & Pontefract Beekeepers
We now have the domain name wpbka.uk at this stage it is not envisaged to put anything up there, but if a search engine directs anyone to this site it will be bounced to the wpbka.org.uk site
Asian HornetThe National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Bury area of Lancashire. It was spotted by a member of the public in a cauliflower, which has since been traced back to Boston, Lincolnshire. Work is already underway to identify any nests, which includes setting up a surveillance zone and traps in the two identified locations and deploying bee inspectors to visit local beekeepers.
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2017 Emley Show
Record numbers of entries this year to celebrate 100 years of the Emley Show. The the main prizes going to a new Beekeeper well done Jo, a WPBKA member
The association library is available to all WPBKA members, books are on a short term loan basis and are kept at the Walton Golf Driving Range and can be picked up at a winter meeting no charge is made for this service. A list of the books can be downloaded from the Download page.
In 2018 the association hopes to run a number of training courses.
1) An introduction to Beekeeping a beginners course
2) Preparation for taking the BBKA’s Basic assessment
3) In conjunction with Bibba, a bee improvement day course
More information to follow;
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