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News in Brief
September Meeting: John Charlton – Changes in Beekeeping since the 1940s Wednesday, 10 April⋅7:30 – 9:30pm Nether Edge Club 2 Moncrieffe Road, Sheffield, S7 1HR, England
John Charlton is a very experienced beekeeper and member of Manchester Beekeepers as well as a knowledgable microscopist. Beekeeping bas undergone substantial changes since 1940. Before this point practices were very stable. Learn more about some of the dramatic changes in beekeeping practice in the last 80 years.
Sheffield Beekeepers Annual Honey Show
On Monday 26th August we held our annual honey Show. We had well over 100 entries from 22 separate entrants with stiff competition in may categories. The weather was baking hot which made judging the honey chocolates a bit tricky but a good time was had by all with Ian Smith scooping up the best in show trophy for his medium honey and Robert Jemilianowicz winning overall best in show for the whole horticultural fayre with his giant bee sculpture
April Meeting: Simon Croson – Bees in Focus Wednesday, 10 April⋅7:30 – 9:30pm Nether Edge Club 2 Moncrieffe Road, Sheffield, S7 1HR, England Simon is a photographer and member of Lincolnshire BKA. He started beekeeping in 2006 and then took his Basic Beekeeping exam in 2007. Since then he has won the Apimondia Gold medal for bee photography in 2011 and 2013 and launched his own honey company, The Artisan Honey Company Ltd. Bees in Focus. With Simons success in bee photography Gold and Silver awards at Apimondia and numerous National Honey Show awards has allowed him to travel far and wide to talk on this subject both about technical aspects but also lots of educational photographs.
With Simons success in bee photography Gold and Silver awards at Apimondia and numerous National Honey Show awards has allowed him to travel far and wide to talk on this subject both about technical aspects but also lots of educational photographs.
January Meeting :Margaret Murdin -Bee genetics explained….simply
Margaret has kept bees for over 10 years and now has over 20 colonies across three apiaries. She is a Master Beekeeper, holds the National Diploma in Beekeeping and is Chair of the trustees of the British Beekeepers Association, a member of the Education and Husbandry Committee and sits on the Examination Board. She is a Correspondence Course tutor and an assessor for module examinations and husbandry assessments.
Bee genetics explained… simply
Like us, female bees have two sets of chromosomes; one set from the mother and one from the father. But male bees, the drones, are different: They have a single set. This is why we say that drones have no father! How does that work? The genetics of bees can seem complicated, mainly because the words used are long, complicated and difficult to remember. This talk will seek to explain the genetics of honey bees in a straightforward way – in a way that is useful to beekeepers.
Doors at 7pm with a 7.30pm start on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at The Nether Edge Club.