Meetings and events

Next meeting: bee-hat-e1575318140247.jpgChristmas Socialbee hat

Join us for a 7.30 start (Please confirm your attendance with Peter). Good locally sourced and made food, a fun quizz and a crazy auction are waiting for you.


Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at Bradwall village hall (see Find Us)

The start time for indoor meetings is 7:15pm for 7:30pm but apiary meetings start at the earlier time of 6:30pm – please bring protective clothing (i.e. veil & ankle protection or wellies etc.) for these.

At apiary meetings there are demonstrations for experienced beekeepers, but also a beginners’ corner doing more basic techniques.

For a full view of the Cheshire beekeeping association events, please consult the Cheshire-BKA website

Branch Programme 2019

03/01/2019      AGM and Beekeepers Question Time

07/02/2019     The Bees’ Needs – Julia Hoggard

07/03/2019     Alternative Beekeeping – Fred Ayres

04/04/2019     Beekeeping on the Roof of the World (Nepal) Simon Croson (joint meeting with NSBKA)

02/05/2019     *Apiary Meeting – Disease – Graham Royle

06/06/2019     *Apiary Meeting

04/07/2019     *Apiary Meeting

01/08/2019     *Apiary Meeting

04/09/2019     Plants and HoneyBee Nutrition – Celia Davis (joint meeting with NSBKA – ST5 4DG)

05/09/2019     Branch Honey Show

03/10/2019     Mead – Northumberland Honey Co.

07/11/2019     Getting Bees Out of Winter and Into Summer – David Buckley

05/12/2019     Christmas Social

South Cheshire Branch meetings – 2020

Jan. 2nd             7.30     AGM + “Ten minute talks”

Feb. 6th            7.30     John Whitaker: “The ethics of beekeeping”.

Mar. 5th            7.30     Tony Parker: “Butterflies”

Mar 14th           CBKA Spring Convention

April 2nd           7.30     Graham Royle: “Skyscraper Beekeeping” (joint meeting with NSBKA)

May 7th             6.30     Apiary meeting. Graham Royle: Disease inspection and diagnosis.

Jun. 4th            6.30     Apiary meeting. Inspection routine, when to give extra space, swarm prevention, beginners’ corner.

July 2nd            6.30     Apiary meeting. Maximising the honey crop, finding & clipping the queen, beginners’ corner.

Aug. 6th            6.30    Apiary meeting. Clearing bees from supers, feeding and feeders, varroa treatments, beginners’ corner

Sep. 2nd            7.30    Clive & Shan Hudson: “Twelve years of treatment-free beekeeping – our experience” (Joint meeting with North Staffs BKA at Hanchurch Village Hall, ST5 4DG).

Sep. 3rd             6.30     Apiary meeting. Hefting, checking over winter, feeding fondant.

Oct. 1st              6.00     South Cheshire Branch Honey Show. Exhibits tabled 6.00 till 7.00. judging starts 7.00. Talk and demonstration of results 8.00.

Nov.5th            7.30     Dinah Sweet: Making Mead.

Dec. 3rd           7.30     Christmas Social