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WDBKA completes another successful Beginner's Course March 2022
WDBKA hosted its popular annual one day course 'Beekeeping for Absolute Beginners' for potential new beekeepers in March 2022. Throughout the day attendees listened to experienced members talk about honey bees, apiaries, equipment, inspections, diseases and many other topics. We signed up lots of new members and look forward to welcoming them to our apiary visits. Details of our next course in 2023.
WDBKA visits Kings Barton primary school April 2022
Deborah Murphy and Peter George visited Kings Barton school recently to tell the children the story of honey.
They wore their beekeeper suits and showed the children lots of beekeeping equipment, including a 'virtual hive' where they could see what goes on inside the hive and spot the queen.
The school said: 'The children thoroughly enjoyed learning all about bees and seeing some of the kit in action and understanding a bit more about how beekeeping works. We are so grateful to you for coming in and the children's interest in bees continues this week, so some inspired small people thanks to you!!!'
School Apiary at Prince’s Mead Preparatory School, Winchester
Ian Thomas, (Head of Co-Curricular and Mathematics) at Prince’s Mead is leading the school’s setup, having undertaken all the necessary risk assessment, and is responsible for the apiary in the school grounds.
Deb Murphy our Association Secretary, ran an introductory session with year 6 children and returned a few days later for a frame building session. With Deborah’s help the school now have their first colony of bees.