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Will Jones has honey jars for sale. They are the popular 8oz size and are 38p each. Given the weak sterling at the minute, this represents a good price and he doesn't make a profit.

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If you are interested in buying some jars, please contact Will on 07380 374560

Roe Valley Beekeepers Association  has a  Facebook page. Click on the blue link icon to have a look

CLUB OFFICERS  2019

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President        

Chairman        

Vice Chairman    

Secretary    

Treasurer        

Apiary Manager 

Honey Show    

Education Officer        

Bee Health Officer

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Website

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UBKA reps

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David McIntyre

Sam Laverty

Wilbur Wright

Alistair Moorcroft

Mark Carton

Will Jones

George McDonald

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Alan McKinney

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Alistair Moorcroft

Wilbur Wright

There's a change of plan for the next meeting. 

The date is the same, Thu 21st November, 7pm at the Apiary, but instead of the AGM there will be honey tasting and time to catch up for a chat with your beekeeping friends. So if you have never tasted honey from ling heather, bell heather or fuscia, this is a rare opportunity to sample them as well as other local honeys. There might even be some mead on offer along with wine, hot snacks, mince pies and Christmas cheer. Leo will be there with beekeeping advice and you will have the opportunity to pay your annual subscription for 2020. (£20) 

New members are welcome, if you know anyone interested in getting started in beekeeping. 

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As usual, there is no meeting in December. 

The January meeting will now be the AGM; Thursday 16th January, 7pm at the Apiary.

Preliminary Beekeeping Course   Advance Notice

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The Preliminary Beekeeping 

course will start on 

Friday 21st February 2020, 

at 7pm at the Apiary.

 Subsequent classes will be on Thursday evenings 

for 12 classes in total. 

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Contact the secretary at amoorcroft@gmail.com for further details.

ASIAN HORNET

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Please see attached updated Asian Hornet Leaflet giving guidance on identification and reporting options for beekeepers and the general public in Northern Ireland

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         (click on the image to download a PDF)

AFBI SURVEY 2019

The 2018-19 Honey bee husbandry survey report is now online at the AFBI website:

https://www.afbini.gov.uk/publications/afbi-honeybee-husbandry-survey-2018-19

Beekeeping Advice

For 2019, club meetings will contain an advice and help section. This is intended to provide advice on any beekeeping topic, no matter how simple, on subjects you choose. 

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You can contact Sam, RVBKA Club Chairman,  prior to meetings at any time using the link below

click on the picture to start

Check out  Sam Laverty’s excellent you Tube videos on beekeeping and queen rearing here

The stained glass image used as our logo is from a Canadian Stained glass company called Light Romance, onto which has been laid the RVBKA title.         In March '08 their Director wrote: Hi Alan. We will be honoured if you use our stained glass honeybee on your website.  Cheers, Larry @ Light Romance. Visit the Light Romance website ( click on their link below) to see the beautiful range of designs they have created.   www.light-romance.on.ca

BEEKEEPING SUPPLIES FOR CLUB MEMBERS

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Mark Carton our treasurer now stocks a range of beekeeping equipment

 ins his Limavady shop.

                  

                                                            Mark Carton Flowers, 20 Newton Square, Limavady