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September 2024 Meetings & Events

Group meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month from 7 – 9pm at Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter in Longbenton, NE12 8EH. You can view directions from your postcode using the map on the contact page. Our meetings normally include a guest speaker.

  • September meeting

    Monday, 30th September 2024, ZOOM - link will be sent to Association members nearer the time

    We have been fortunate to book David Evans, also known as The Apiarist, who is a very knowledgeable and entertaining speaker. He is Emeritus Professor of Virology in the School of Biology, University of St. Andrews. He writes the weekly posts on The Apiarist and offers talks on a range of beekeeping topics. He is a retired scientist, so there’s usually a bit of lightweight science mixed in with the practical beekeeping because he thinks that’s the best way to know why you’re doing what you’re doing.  Welcome - The Apiarist 

    This will be on ZOOM as David lives in a remote part of west Scotland. 

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Swarm Advice

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In summer we get many questions from the public about bees and other insects.

Swarm advice on the BBKA website Download our Swarm Information leaflet

Bee Friendly Gardening

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Honey bees and other pollinators depend on flowers for their food. Planting a wide range of flowers and minimising use of herbicides and pesticides makes a huge difference. More information:

BBKA website Bumble Bee Conservation website
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