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WDBKA completes another successful Beginner's Course
WDBKA hosted its popular annual one day course 'Beekeeping for Absolute Beginners' for 18 potential new beekeepers in March 2018. Throughout the day attendees listened to experienced members talk about honey bees, apiaries, equipment, inspections, diseases and many other topics. We signed up lots of new members and look forward to welcoming them to our apiary visits.
Feedback from our attendees:
'I really enjoyed the day, I felt it covered a lot of the things I had questions about and it was lovely to talk with everyone who were enthusiastic about bees both members and others there for the day It was interesting to see all the equipment and information boards I felt it was extremely good value.'
'I thought the presentations were very good and informative. Giving me as much information as I expected being a novice coming into this field.'
And as no beekeeping meeting is complete without cakes...
'There were such lovely cakes and other yummy treats along with tea and coffee.'
WDBKA attends the annual Wintershill Countryside Day for special schools 20th June 2018
Several WDBKA members, ably organised by our Education Secretary, spent the day at Manor Farm, Twyford talking to children about bees and beekeeping.
The children looked at a virtual hive, spotted the queen in the observation hive, tried on bee suits and they all went home with a candle they had made themselves. The children were interested and already well informed judging by the questions they were asking us.
Feedback from the Countryside Trust:
'we so appreciate the thought and effort you put into delivering a really interesting & hands-on bee activity.'
and from one of the school teachers:
'This is what school should be like all the time, wouldn't that be great.'