Meeting and Events

Our physical meetings are on hold until further notice. As you will be aware, we have lost access to Bradwall Village Hall and of course, the social distancing rules are still in place.

We would like however to offer opportunities to exchange on our beekeeping favourite subjects in this new environment.

We will continue with two types of remote meetings:

  • The South Cheshire Branch meetings

Since we are still unable to hold face-to-face meetings, we have decided to organise the next best thing – a Branch meeting using Zoom (video conferencing).

The first of its kind will take place on Thursday August 6th at 7.30 p.m.
Four experienced beekeepers will begin the meeting by talking about what they do at this time of year, and what we should be doing. This will be followed by an opportunity for all to ask questions. If you haven’t used Zoom before, don’t worry – it is very easy. Even if you don’t have a smartphone or a computer/laptop with a microphone and webcam, you can still watch and listen to the meeting on your computer and send in questions via the “chat” box at the bottom of the screen. 
If you want to take part, please click on the link below to register for the meeting. You will then be sent instructions about how to join the meeting. You can register at any time between now and the meeting. Please register as soon as possible so that we know how many people to expect. I hope that you will join us in this new venture!

Zoom meeting. Aug 6, 2020 07:30 PM Cheshire. Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The joining link is unique to you and will work once the meeting organiser is ready.

If you are worried about not being able to use Zoom, please ask you question via the Contact page.

  • The Cheshire Speakers’ meetings

The list of speakers has been reassessed across all Cheshire Branches and grouped to give all Cheshire BKA members a chance to attend in the most interactive and safe way via online conferencing (Zoom). Details of how to join will be added shortly.

Cheshire Beekeepers Programme for 2020

August  12 by Lesley: The marvellous world of the honeybee

Aug 27 by David Buckley: Preparation for winter

Sep 8 by Graham Royle: Skyscraper Beekeeping

Sep 21 by Stuart Hatton: Garden planting for bees

October 7 by Celia Davis: Plants and honeybee nutrition

October 19 by Bob Beards: Queens for pennies        

November 9 by Keith Bartlem: Monarchy or Republic? The politics of the hive