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Sheffield Bred Queen Bees

There are a number of Sheffield bred queens which are for sale at £15 each. If you are interested to purchase, please write to Neville Dearden

Queens can be collected on a first come basis if not previously booked and will be available at our next meeting on Wednesday 8 August.

August Meeting

Doors at 7pm with a 7.30pm start on Wednesday 8th August at The Nether Edge Club.

Introduction to Honeybee Microscopy

A one day course will be held on Sunday 12th August from 9.30 am. to 4 pm. at the Sawmill Apiary, Graves Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield at £25 including materials and refreshments.

This low cost ‘taster course’ is aimed at people who want to look at pollen and bees more closely, and is ideal for those considering sitting the microscopy certificate assessment, and who wish to see if it is for them before committing to it.

Learn more + register here.

SBKA Annual Barbeque

Our BBQ this year will be held at the Sawmill venue in the JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods on Sunday 19th August from 3 pm to 7 pm.

Basic ingredients will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own salads and other BBQ ingredients to share. Vegetarians and vegans are invited to bring their own special dietary requirements. Please bring easily portable BBQ grills as back-up reserves.

An auction of equipment and ancillaries will be held. Members are welcome to bring equipment to be sold but must be sterilised and bees inspected beforehand. A 10% auction fee will be levied on successful sales. If interested, please write to: info@sheffieldbeekeepers.org.uk.