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Programme of Chichester Beekeepers' Meetings and other events to be held in 2019

 All Chichester meetings are on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7.30 pm



Meeting Venue:

Fishbourne Centre

Blackboy Lane
Fishbourne, Chichester
PO18 8BE




Boxgrove Hall 



 Tuesday 8th January

How to improve your green spaces for Bees and other Pollinators

Karin Alton, Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, Sussex University


 Tuesday 12th February 

 Asian Hornet information and briefing on the Asian Hornet Action Team

Melvyn Essen, Chairman of WSBKA and AHAT co-ordinator    


Saturday 23rd February  


West Sussex Beekeepers Convention

 At Lodge Hill , near Pulborough - see details below



Tuesday 12th March 



 Short AGM followed by - Springtime Preparation

Chichester Beekeepers Apiary Team


9th April

 Swarm Management

 Daisy Day, Master Beekeeper, from Wisborough Green Beekeepers


14th May


 How Nutrition affects colony Health

 Pam Hunter  


11th June

Record Keeping - pros, cons and pitfalls

 Tom Moore, Wisborough Green and Chichester Beekeepers



Asian Hornet update 

Diane Steele, Seasonal Bee Inspector


13th August

 No meeting in August 


10th September

 Winter Preparation

  David and Celia Rudland, East Surrey Bees


8th October

 Developments in Varroa Management

 Paulo Mielgo - Vita Europe


12th November

“Bee Stings (How bees try to educate humans and other animals).”

 Terence Allan, Chichester Beekeepers



10th December


 Christmas Social and Honey Tasting

Bring a jar of your best honey for tasting and everyone joins in the judging before the certificate is presented to the beekeeper with the year's best tasting honey.




     Saturday 29th February 2020

West Sussex Beekeepers Association
Annual Convention

A one day Beekeeping Convention is held annually at the beginning of the year.
It is intended to suit all abilities, and as well as the main lectures
there is a choice of seminars to attend.

The 2020 Convention will be held on Saturday 29th February 2020
at Lodge Hill Centre, Watersfield, Pulborough.

For initial information on the 2020 Convention  click here


WSBKA Bee Market and Auction

The annual auction will take place on Saturday 25th April 2020 at Brinsbury Campus, Northheath, Near Pulborough.
Further details from Graham Elliott on 01403 752493 or email: [email protected] 


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