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  WDBKA completes another successful Beginner's Course

In April 2017 WDBKA hosted its annual day course for complete beginners for about 25 potential new beekeepers. Throughout the day attendees listened to experienced members talk about honey bees, apiaries, equipment, inspections, diseases and many other topics.

The course was, as always, a great success. Our next course is on 17th March 2018 at Beauworth Village Hall. Please note that this course is now fully booked. 

 WDBKA attend the annual 'Countryside and Farming' educational day for special schools

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. This was the second time we have attended this event and it's likely we'll be attending again in 2018.