The Romford division of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association will run taster sessions on TWO days in summer 2022.
The dates are Sunday 3rd July and Sunday 14th August (see details below).
Spaces will be limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The Romford Honey Show is being held on Saturday 16 October.
To enter, you need to return an entry form – see below or the September magazine – no later than Thursday 14 October.
If you’re not sure what categories you might enter, take a look at the 2021 schedule to see which ones may suit you best.
Forms may be handed in at the October meeting on Thursday 07 October or sent by post to the address on the form.
If you won a trophy last year, please don’t forget to return it in good time for the show. And please make sure it comes back clean.
It’s a bit of fun, so why not enter some of your honey, hive products or baked goods this year?
There is still just enough time to enter yourself into Romford Beekeepers’ beekeeping Oscars – the Romford Honey Show.
The show takes place on Saturday 12 October at The Ascension Church, Collier Row Road, Collier Row, RM5 2BA.
All exhibits must be checked in ** BEFORE 2.00 PM ** on the day correctly labeled for the judging.
You can hand in your entry form at THIS WEEK’S meeting or by email or post no later than 10 October.
Details of the 22 categories – yes, there really is something for everyone – are available on the schedule which you can download below.
Come and visit the replanted Bee Garden and learn about the importance of bees. The Bee Garden is being replanted with pollinator friendly plants.
We will have some honey for sale, and other bee related items. There will be bee themed activities for children.
When: Saturday 27th July
Where: Eastbrookend Country Park, The Chase, Dagenham, RM7 0SS
Essex Beekeepers’ Association Romford division will be there.
Come along and learn all about bees.
We will be having a stall selling local honey, candles and other bee related products.
There will be an observation hive where you can see the bees in action.
It’s on Sunday 23 June 2019, between 11 am and 4 pm at Eastbrookend Country Park,The Chase, Dagenham, RM7 0SS.
Come along and say hello!
Romford Beekeepers held a working day on Saturday 16 February as part of the project to resurface the teaching apiary.
The surface had become heavy and uneven underfoot, particularly when carrying bee boxes.
This was the first stage of improvements, to spread and bed down a layer of sharp sand. At least one further work party is needed to spread soil, with a third proposed to lay some turf.
There are six hives at the teaching apiary and the bees behaved impeccably throughout this ‘disturbance’.
Click HERE for a short video of the volunteers firming up the sand. Or dancing – you decide.
Have you ever thought of taking up beekeeping? Romford Beekeepers is running a session in September for those interested in learning more about bees and beekeeping.
Our taster session will introduce you to:
• how bees work;
• what beekeeping entails;
• the fun and benefits.
• What is a honey bee? Topics include honey bees, bumble bees, solitary bees, wasps.
• The honey bee home – types of beehives, hive components.
• Managing the bees – essentials: basic tools, protective clothing
• The beekeeping year
• Getting started in beekeeping
• Apiary set up, starter kit, ongoing costs and much more.
The experience includes a LIVE HIVE DEMONSTRATION, giving you the opportunity to get close up and acquainted with the bees (protective jacket & veil provided).
All this for just £10 per adult (children 13-16 free but every child must be accompanied by a paying adult). CLICK HERE for a copy fo the flyer.
Venue: Thames Chase Forest Centre Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS
To book your place on the Taster Session, contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org 01708 220897
This is the second EBKA Ted Hooper Memorial lecture and an important event in the beekeeping calendar. Members will have the opportunity to hear the presentations from key speakers on topics that are of interest and relevant today. It is also a good opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet in the convivial surroundings of Marks Hall.
2pm on Sunday 2 April 2017
Dave Goulson is interested in pollinators and pollination more generally, and particularly in the sustainable management of pollinators in agro-ecosystems. In recent years he has been heavily involved in studies of the impact of pesticides on bumblebees. His group is heavily involved in various “Citizen Science” projects to engage large numbers of people in conservation and in science more generally.
A former award-winning playwright, radio scriptwriter and stand-up comedian, Darren Lerigo was mentored at Kew Gardens. He has spoken around Essex to different groups and was a guest speaker at last year’s National Flower Show. He is keen to continue sharing his love of gardening and plants and will wish to bring that enthusiasm to the local beekeeping community.
The ticket price, including refreshments, has been held at £8 and must be purchased in advance.