7 Mar 2012

NB in the UK

The UK is very active in the Natural Beekeeping space - but not forgetting the many proponents in Europe and the US too . . .

FYI - here is a communication from Phil Chandler of Kenyan TB hive fame:

From Phil Chandler . . .

This email is only relevant to UK readers or those prepared to travel here
for beekeeping events!


We are launching South Devon Friends of the Bees this Tuesday the 6th of
March at the Kingsbridge Inn, Totnes. Please aim to arrive before 7.30, buy
a drink at the bar and head for the back room.

This will be a monthly meeting - the FIRST TUESDAY of every month (with the
possible exception of January) which will - we hope - become a regular
contact point for everyone in the area with an interest in bees and

We have an apiary set up, which will be available for small groups to get
some practical experience. We also hope to be able to provide at least some
beginners with bees, beginning 2013. Details at the meeting.


As of now, there are a few places still available for a weekend beginners
course at Radford Mill, nr Midsomer Norton, Somerset from Friday March 9th @
7pm to Sunday 11th - take advantage if you can and call Richard Fox 07908
088369 for details.


A rare event: I will be giving a talk in London on Sunday 18th March at the
The Crown & Greyhound, 73 Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, London SE21 7BJ -
starts at 4.00pm - £5 ticket on the door.


On May 1st I will be holding a one-day top bar hive session at Carlingcott
Pharmaculture Orchard - courtesy of well-known medical herbalist Zoe Hawes -
see http://www.zoehawes.co.uk - details to be announced soon.


Starting in April, I will be running weekend workshops at Embercombe in
South Devon, Welcombe in North Devon and Briscall Hall near Chorley, Lancs.
See http://www.biobees.com/training.php for details.


This year, we would love to see Friends of the Bees groups springing up all
over the place. Keep an eye on the web site for news and how we may be able
to help you start a group in your area.

Wishing you a great beekeeping season,
Phil Chandler

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