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Non members very welcome, please contact  Richard Blight 01843 597646 email info@thanetbeekeepers.org.uk, for further details of summer outdoor meetings.  Members will find details of the apiary location in the monthly email newsletter from Bill.

Sunday 19th February 2.00pm  TALK European Foul Brood (EFB) Identify, Avoid, Act. Talk on practical measures by Kay Wreford, Seasonal Bee Inspector for Kent. Taddy’s Barn, East Northdown Farm, George Hill Road, Broadstairs, CT10 3BJ.

Tuesday 28th March 7.30 pm  TALK  Queens and Queen Raising by Bob Smith. Salvation Army Community Hall, 11 Tothill Street Minster CT12 4AG (on the left hand side as you come down the hill into Minster from the roundabout, before you get to the shops etc.)

Sunday April 16th 2.30 pm  Summer Outdoor Meeting at Carol’s Apiary, Broadstairs.

Sunday May 21st 2.30 pm  Summer Outdoor Meeting at Holly’s allotment Apiary,Ramsgate.  BBQ on site after meeting.  Bring something to put on the grill and surnames A-M a salad or similar and surnames N-Z a dessert.

Wednesday 24th May  Basic Assessment for candidates with Julie Coleman

Wednesday 7th June Queen Raising with Bob Smith Stage 1. (time to be confirmed, contact

Saturday 17th June am  Queen Raising with Bob Smith Stage 2 (time to be confirmed, contact Richard closer to date)

Saturday June 17th 2.30 pm Summer Outdoor Meeting with Bob Smith at Cackett Wood Apiary, Monkton.  ‘Dealing with Difficult Bees’

Monday 26th June  Bee Tour with Seasonal Bee Inspector, Kay Wreford, starting in Littlebourne, schedule emailed by Bill to members.

7th, 8th & 9th July Kent Show

Sunday July 16th 2.30 pm  Summer Outdoor Meeting at Kevin Flynn’s Apiary, Cliffsend

Saturday 6th August, 11 – 3pm Monkton Nature Reserve Open Day

Sunday August 20th 2.30pm  Summer Outdoor Meeting at Ian and Kerry’s Chalkpit Apiary, Chislet. Meet at the apiary not at their old house which is now sold.

Sunday September 17th 2.30 pm  Summer Outdoor Meeting at Colin’s Allotment Apiary, Broadstairs

Saturday September 23rd 2.00pm Thanet Beekeepers’ Association HONEY SHOW (part of Acol Horticultural Show)

Wednesday 27th September East Kent Ploughing Match at Quex Park, Birchington, CT7 0HR

Wednesday 11th October 7.30 pm Mead Making, Honey Tasting and Quiz. Salvation Army Hall, Minster

Sunday 22nd October 2.00pm The Lenham Lectures.

Lenham Village Hall, ME17 2QT Speakers: Pam Hunter “The Evolution of Plants and Insects”  Richard Ridler “Beekeeping Practices in Africa”  Doors open 1.00pm. Tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the door

Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th October  The 86th National Honey Show at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

Wednesday 22nd November 7.30 pm Annual General Meeting Salvation Army Hall, Minster, all welcome.