March is upon us and with the arrival of (meteorological) spring, the days are lengthening, and are spring flowers such as snowdrop, and crocus, and hazel catkins are beginning to provide forage for our bees. But they still need access to their winter stores, and (where necessary) to fondant to supplement these. (Having been slightly greedy last summer, I am having to feed four out of five of my colonies with fondant. A lesson for this year!).
Our next talk on Tuesday March 8th, will be by Graham Royle, who has kept bees for 33 years, is a Master Beekeeper, and has acted as Regional Bee inspector for the North of England, and locally for for Cheshire, . Graham has a particular interest in queen rearing and stock improvement having had some terrible tempered bees in his early years. He has been heavily involved with the education of beekeepers at all levels.
The talk is on next Monday - 8th March starting at 8.00 p.m.
You can attend by following this link ---> Open Zoom Meeting .
If you haven't used zoom before its a good idea to download Zoom to your PC or laptop in good time before the meeting - you don't need to open an account, just download the software.
It should be really interesting.
And see below the link to our latest - March - newsletter
The BBKA national Spring Convention will be held remotely on the 16 - 18 April. For full details, see
This is widely to considered to be an excellent event, and it's a great deal more accessible this year given its virtual form.