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Winter Programme 2021-2022

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Thursday
14th October
1930hrs
Kilmington Village Hall
‘Honey Fraud and Marketing’
Talk by Lynne Ingram
How much honey is in honey? Can the consumer trust the label? At £1.13/lb in supermarkets is it genuine? If so, why is yours successfully commanding £6 and up?
Thursday
4th November
1930hrs
Kilmington Village Hall?
Branch AGM
President Hilary Kirkcaldie
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‘Getting Bees out of Difficult Places’
The Business
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Short of a Pied Piper how do you get bees out of those tricky, or inaccessible spots, if indeed it is possible? The techniques, the kit, the skill, the patience and the frustrations, we will look at some of the things you might encounter and the pitfalls.
Thursday
2nd December
1930hrs
Kilmington Village Hall?
Selling Experiences
PLUS
Beginners’ Honey Competition (if live)
PLUS
Everybody’s Label Competition (either )
All.
Local Honey, Wax and Derivative Products: what sells, which markets, prices, via retail v personal.
Beginners are sometimes shy about entering their honey and other products in competitions against experienced beekeepers. This is a chance to learn their tips and tricks and demonstrate that lack of experience does not mean lack of quality. A ‘Beginner’ has up to 5 years experience (for these purposes).
Labels: some definitely have more sales appeal than others. Which does it for you? Colour, crafty, line drawn or photographic, rural idyll or insect themed? You judge.
Thursday
6th January
1900hrs
Via Zoom
‘Rivers of honey’
Talk by Alan Wade and Dannielle Harden
Keeping two-queen and double hive colonies. The single most effective way of increasing your honey crop. Links for attendance will be sent out nearer the time.
Thursday
3rd February
1930hrs
Via Zoom
‘VITA Europe’
A presentation by Seb Owens, Marketing Manager of Vita Europe
Vita are known for pest and pathogen control products for bees. They are also developing a range of dietary supplements for bees. Seb will tell us all we need to know about keeping healthy bees.