RANDBKA.org

Randalstown & District Beekeepers Association

Randalstown & District Beekeepers Association

RANDBKA.org

Located on the shores of
Lough Neagh

››› affiliated with Ulster Beekeepers Association

RANDBKA ACTIVITY DURING 2012

SOME OF THE THINGS WE GOT UP TO IN 2012


In January Dr Mervyn Eddie gave an excellent talk on Queen Rearing. Photo Links Here Dr Mervyn Eddie

Mervyn Eddie


In March we had our usual Spring cleanup! Photo Links Here Spring Clean-up 2012

spring cleanup


In May we had our Annual Summer School. This year Philip McCabe gave us many hints and tips on Swarm Management. Photo links here RANDBKA Summer School 2012

summer school 12


In early September Elmer and his wife, Rosemary gave a very interesting practical demonstration of his honey extraction tecniques. Photo links here Honey Extraction 2012

honey extraction


Also in September we had our annual Honey Show. Although numbers were well down we had a very enjoyable evening! More Photos Here RANDBKA 2012 Honey Show



In October we had our AGM and we are glad to welcome our new committee members! More Photos Here RANDBKA AGM 2012



As always the two Bobs, Robert Ditty And Bob McDonald, excelled themselves and gave an outstanding demonstration of their baking and cooking skills. An excellent , entertaining evening was had by all. All proceeds have gone to our chosen charity G.I.F.T International and their two representatives Catherine and Janet were there to enjoy the evening. More photos here, The Two Bobs



In November Elmer entertained us with his own take on the skills necessary to maintain and repair our equipment. A very enjoyable evening with lots of hands-on experience! More photos here Elmer's Workshop 2012



Christmas week we ventured out to the Apiary to do a little maintenance and administer our oxalic acid to the hives. Under controlled conditions we treated all the hives which were surprisingly active. More photos here: Oxalic Acid Treatment 2012




| Updated: 28.12.2012 |