WNKLBA are pleased to announce that, in collaboration with the CGM Group and the Downham Home and Garden Store, WNKLBA will host our Annual Honey Show at Downham Home and Garden Store, Stonecross Lane, Bexwell, Downham Market PE38 0AD (A10) Saturday 24th July (9am-5pm) & Sunday 25th July (10am – 4pm)
Free admission – all ages welcome
Enjoy the display of many different honeys & beeswax products from our members
(non-member local beekeepers are also welcome to enter the open classes)
Learn about bees and beekeeping.
See live bees in an observation hives.
Meet the beekeepers and buy local honey.
If you discover a honey bee swarm please contact our swarm co-ordinators
There are over 250 types of bees in the UK but there is only one european honey bee (Apis mellifera). Our members are volunteers who can only help with honey bees.
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk - Barry Thrower 07747 426888 or 01553 810001 North Norfolk - Barry Walker-Moore 07833 915340
Breckland - Trevor Nash 07955 166852
Broadland - Andy Jameson 07917 756015 / Sue Ives 01603 717880 or 07891 368502
Norwich - Paul Cain Mobile 07792 770678 / Corriena Scollay Tel 07561 324527
South Norfolk including Gt Yarmouth - Denise Drake 07796 387439 / Tristan Hanwell 01953 789281 or 07824 567447
Costs: West Norfolk and King's Lynn Beekeepers provide swarm collection services on a voluntary basis.
Very very few are full time beekeepers so we do urge you to double check that you have honey bees and not other insects before calling them away from work for possibly several hours.
We think it is reasonable that you make a donation for expenses such as fuel costs - the rest is down to you.
BUMBLE BEES, MASON BEES and other bees
These bees are harmless and numbers dwindle naturally as the year draws to a close. Please try and live with them as they contribute to the balance of the ecology. Some beekeepers may offer help with these bees : this is their personal choice since NBKA insurance only covers swarm collection of honey bees.
Thomas Binstead, an MSC research student with Birkbeck College has sent us the following survey to help with his reaseach on Beekeepers’ and honey bee enthusiasts’ awareness of and attitude towards wild pollinators and their conservation. The survey itself should not take longer than 15 minutes to complete.
The BBKA is running a series of training courses at their Stoneleigh site this summer, topics include Advanced Queen Rearing (3rd & 4th July), Basic Queen Rearing (11th July), Advanced Husbandry (30th July to 1st August), General Husbandry (8th August, 14th & 15th August) Please visit the BBKA webshop for details, cost and booking.