Upcoming event- Sat May 5th 2018 SBDI Chris Appleby

Event– Apiary Meeting Time 14.00-16.00 prompt start. Location Avenue Bowling , Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Contact Barbara Keating – chair.tynesidebees@gmail.com Details Chris Appleby, the Seasonal Bee Diseases Inspector,  will be doing a health check on our two colonies. He also has permission to make this a training session, so even if you are experienced it’s worth…

Gardening for our bees.

Well, this was grand ! A bunch of lovely young volunteers from the Church of the Latterday Saints, who are in the UK for a few months, came along to do their usual Saltwell park tidy up. Once I managed to get them away from the charms of Mr Darcy and Casper, the Samoyeds, we…

Intermediate Beekeeping Course

Maybe you did a beginners beekeeping course, then someone gave you a split from their colony, or you got a swarm, or the nucleus hive you ordered arrived ?  You survived your first  season of beekeeping ! Hurrah, they got through the winter. With the new season you realise it’s quite some time since your…

Hard Graft ? Nah, it was easy ! Sunday 26th Feb.

We beekeepers like to think about what our bees will need in terms of forage (food), and look for both nectar and pollen rich sources. Native fruit trees are great, as they provide an early source of food for bees when the colonies are building up in the spring. Many of these native varieties are…

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…

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…