Monthly Talk 31st January

“This month’s talk in our winter series is by  Keith Bartlem “Thermoregulation in the hive” Keith is an airline pilot, and very experienced beekeeper and lecturer.” Usual time -7.00-9.00 St Helen’s Church Hall, Belle Vue Bank, Low Fell. Tyne & Wear NE9 6BR Understanding how, why, and when  bees monitor and alter the hive temperature is…

Disaster at the Saltwell Park Apiary

I received a call from a park manager at Saltwell Park to say that the Saltwell Apiary had been vandalised overnight by some ‘naughty boys’. I called over this morning to find that the straps had been loosened, the hive floor was out of place and the crown board had been moved. I tried to put…

Bee Improvement Day for All

In conjunction with the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) Tyneside BKA and Hexham BKA will each be holding a “Bee Improvement for All” day with the renowned  Roger Patterson. These are part of a number that BIBBA will be staging throughout the U.K. on a regional basis. We have tried to select a…

Home Sweet Home

So chuffed to bits that we now have access the “The Avenue Pavilion” at Saltwell Park. I’ve always wanted a Bowling Pavilion,  and now we have one. Apparently there might be croquet starting on the old bowling green, so we can relax in style with a game after an apiary session. Beekeepers with croquet mallets….what…