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WDBKA completes another successful Beginner's Course
WDBKA hosted its popular annual one day course 'Beekeeping for Absolute Beginners' for 18 potential new beekeepers in March 2018. 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.
Feedback from our attendees:
'I really enjoyed the day, I felt it covered a lot of the things I had questions about and it was lovely to talk with everyone who were enthusiastic about bees both members and others there for the day It was interesting to see all the equipment and information boards I felt it was extremely good value.'
'I thought the presentations were very good and informative. Giving me as much information as I expected being a novice coming into this field.'
And as no beekeeping meeting is complete without cakes...
'There were such lovely cakes and other yummy treats along with tea and coffee.'
WDBKA attend the annual 'Countryside and Farming' educational day for special schools
Several WDBKA members, ably organised by our Education Secretary, spent the day at Manor Farm, Twyford talking to children about bees and beekeeping. The children looked at a virtual hive, spotted the queen in the observation hive, tried on bee suits and they all went home with a candle they had made themselves. The children were interested and already well informed judging by the questions they were asking us. This was the second time we have attended this event and it's likely we'll be attending again in 2018.