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April 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.

  • Beekeeping beginners course

    Sunday, 7th April 2024, 6 hours

    Introduction to beekeeping theory, followed by practical ssessions throughout the 2024 beekeeping season. First theory session 7th April, second session 21st April : you MUST attend BOTH.

    Practical sessions will be at weekends over the late spring and summer period by arrangement with the group.

    to book go to

    NDBKA Beginners Course 2024 Tickets, Sun 7 Apr 2024 at 09:30 | Eventbrite

  • April meeting

    Tuesday, 9th April 2024,

    Talk on swarm management

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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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