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Apiary demo in Hickling

The second apiary demo of the 2018 NBKA calendar was kindly hosted by Heddwyn Evans on the 9th of June at his apiary in Hickling, which gave the attendees a fantastic chance to see beekeeping near the Broads. Heddwyn gave us a short introduction to his history as a beekeeper, Read more…

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Testing for nosema

Of particular interest at this time of year is why some colonies are slow to build up, and an infection of nosema can be a cause. With a view to mapping the presence of nosema apis and nosema ceranae in Norfolk, Ian Watkinson, together with Venetia Rist and Paul Metcalf, Read more…

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Spring Fling 2018

On the 10th of April 2018, thousands of youngsters visited the annual Spring Fling held on the Royal Norfolk Showground. Although it was a cold misty day, it did not deter the chidren from taking part in the numerous activities to learn about the Norfolk countryside and farming. Many thanks Read more…

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Solar wax extraction presentation

NBKA vice-chair Trevor Nash gave a presentation about wax and solar extraction for the first event on the 2018 calendar. He started by going through the benefits of solar extraction, before moving on to properties of beeswax, including the range of melting point, and factors that affect the quality of Read more…

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President’s Evening 2017

Held at the Felthorpe Pavilion, the President’s Evening is the event in the NBKA calendar where trophies and other awards are presented to winners of the summer and autumn honey shows. Guests were greeted with mulled wine and other drinks on entry, and had an opportunity to mingle before the Read more…

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Introduction to beekeeping 2017

This year’s NBKA Introduction to Beekeeping day was held on the 16th of July 2017, and attended by 25 keen would-be beekeepers.  Each attendee received a folder packed full of useful information on getting started with honey bees. Graham Wrenn, the NBKA chairman, gave a brief introduction, and handed over Read more…