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February 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.

  • February meeting

    Tuesday, 13th February 2024,

    Seasonal bee inspector Brian Murphy will be speaking on the subject of Asian Hornets.


  • Beekeeping taster session

    Sunday, 18th February 2024, 3 hours

    This session will be a basic introduction to honey bees and beekeeping. It is intended to help people decide if they would like to take a comprehensive beginners course and look to start keeping bees.

    We run a separate full beginners course over two weekends in April.

    To book

    Beekeeping taster session - Newcastle and District Beekeepers 2024 Tickets, Sun 18 Feb 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

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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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