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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…

By David King, ago
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Wild About The Wensum

This annual event at Pensthorpe Conservation Trust was held on Saturday 12th May 2018. The glorious morning weather attracted many visitors to enjoy the wildlife in the extensive grounds and also the craft activities and information stands. Graham, Venetia, Alvin, Trevor, Lynda and Phillip were kept very busy on the Read more…

By Trevor Nash, ago
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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…

By David King, ago
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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…

By David King, ago
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Opening Up

  The first outdoor event of the season was kindly hosted by Mike Thurlow. We were blessed with a mild day so the bees were flying. The apiary is Mike’s ‘sick bay’ where he nurses colonies back to health. As such, a lot was gained from seeing colonies with various Read more…

By Ian Watkinson, ago
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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…

By David King, ago