The Horsley Board – ABKA Winter Talk
Date now confirmed for Peter Hewitt’s talk about the Horsley Board.
Saturday, 17th March at 2pm, Riddlesden Institute. Peter is always entertaining and a font of knowledge, not just about bees, but the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, and where locally to find white elderberries, amongst many other things. If you haven’t managed to make any of the other talks so far this year, then this is not to be missed. Be there or be ignorant about the Horsley Board.
Happy New Year
If you think there’s nothing for a beekeeper to do at this time of year then think again. There are a number of activities in the pipeline so get your diaries out and make some notes. All of these are on the ABKA calendar on this website.
First up is a demonstration of how to use a vapouriser with oxalic acid, which is currently considered the most effective way to treat your bees for varroa. Chris will be demonstrating at East Riddlesden Hall on Saturday 13th January at 10.30 am. Wear your beesuit.
Next is a talk by Keith Hebden on wax, on 20th January at 2pm, in the Riddlesden Institute. A winner of many prizes, Keith certainly knows how to mind his own beeswax!
In February, we have a talk on diseases by Ivor Flatman, our longstanding local bee inspector. This will be on 17th February at 2pm in the Education Room at Cliffe Castle.
Finally, Peter Hewitt will be giving a talk on the Horsley Board in March, date to be confirmed, so watch this space.
ERH – a message from Chris Hardy