What’s On

WANNABEE DAY 12th June 2021 9:30 – 16:00

A One-day Course on Beekeeping
Saturday 12th June 2021 – Start 9.30am.

This is a one-day course for those who are thinking about taking up, or have just started, beekeeping or are simply interested in learning a little more about bees.

Venue: High Mead Farm Ham Lane (B3073) Longham Wimborne BH22 9DR

09.30-10:30 A short film showing bees in and around a hive will be screened after a short introduction.

10.30-11.30 A Beekeeper’s Year. A talk describing the various activities which need to be carried out by the beekeeper both around the hive and at home.

11.30 Tea/coffee break (Refreshments should be available, awaiting confirmation, please feel free to bring a flask)

12:00 – 13.00 Beekeeping. How to get a beehive and bees, where to place a hive, what other equipment is required and lots of other points. Question and answer sessions in small groups with some of our more experienced beekeepers.

1300-14.00 Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)

14.00-16.00 Practical in the Association Apiary
(Bee-suits will be provided but please bring Wellington boots or substantial shoes). Depending on the weather one or two hives will be opened so that you can have a chance to handle some frames of bees. The Queen may be seen!

If it is wet or cold further question and answer sessions will be offered and a different Saturday afternoon to come back and look in a hive will be arranged.

Please bring a packed lunch and refreshments.

The cost of the course for each adult is £40.00 but this will also include associate membership in the association until 30th September 2021. Children under the age of 16 coming with their parent/s will be very welcome and are free.

If you are interested please contact our Treasurer Natalie Sewell for more information or to book:
E-mail treasurer@bads-bka.org

Location Details

Lectures / Talks Venue

West Parley Memorial Hall, Stocks Lane, off Christchurch Road, West Parley, BH22 8SQ


All talks start at 7.30pm so please arrive early to take your seat

Teaching / Practical Demonstrations Venue

High Mead Farm, Ham Lane, Ferndown, Bournemouth, BH22 9DR

2020 BADS Social Events & Trips

7th June 14:00 – 16:00

English Oak Vineyard Visit

Address: Flowers Drove, Lytchett Matravers, Poole BH16 6BX
When: Sunday 7th June
Time: 2pm (sharp!) – 4pm
Members Cost: £10
Guest Cost: £15

How to Book:

Please send an email to our treasurer Alla Neal – treasurer@bads-bka.org

1 – Subject “Vineyard Trip – “Lead member name” ie “Vineyard Trip – Fred Bloggs”
2 – Names of members coming (£10 each)
3 – Names of guests coming (£15 each)
4 – Total cost =
5 – Confirm how you have paid, online or cheque sent

How to pay:

Preferred – Pay by internet, banking details are:

Lloyds Bank
Account name: Bournemouth and Dorset South Beekeepers Association
Sort Code: 30-93-25
Account number: 00782758
Please use the lead member SURNAME as the reference.

Or payment by Cheque:

Please make cheques payable to “Bournemouth and Dorset South Beekeepers Association” or “BADS BKA” and send to “Alla Neal, 28 Berkeley Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HZ”

I look forward to seeing you there and please try to car share!

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