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You can advertise within Bee Craft, within our magazine and on our website, further information on advertisements rates are available here and from our Advertising Manager - email adverts@bee-craft.com today.

Should you be a not-for-profit organisation, or beekeeping group, and wish to promote a beekeeping related course on our website then you can submit your course details here. Equally should you have a beekeeping related event then let us know and we can promote it within our events page.

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IMPORTED BEES: the BBKA policy is to discourage the importation of bees and colonies from outside the UK. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the origin of bees offered for sale. Bee Craft accept advertisements in good faith and cannot take responsibility for the heath of any queens, bees, or brood obtained in response to advertisements.

For Sale

HONEY FOR SALE Free delivery over 300 kg. OSR, lavender, sunflower, phacelia, lime, orange, thyme, borage, acacia, heather, rosemary. Wax, propolis and pollen. Tel: 07447 749755; email: nhdevelopments@hotmail.com

BEES FOR SALE in National hive £180 collected, also many items of beekeeping equipment: unused smokers, mini nuc boxes, honey buckets, hive straps (unused), oxalic acid syringe, fondant and parts for National hives including mini nucs (wood and polystyrene). Surrey location. Email to andrew@andrewgibb.com or phone 07876 503846

C ARDEN (BOOKSELLER) Specialist in beekeeping books; new titles, out of print and antiquarian books. Books bought and sold. If we don't have what you want, we can try to find it for you. Tel: 01497 820471 (Hay-on-Wye, Powys). Website: www.ardenbooks.co.uk

KENTISH HONEY FOR SALE for sale in 30lb buckets. Harvested 2018. Tel: 01795 590318; email: colin.31@btinternet.com

BUMBLE BEE POSTER – 22 BUMBLES £8.76 IN TUBE (22¾” X 15½”). From BBB, Ash View, Much Birch HR2 8HP. Tel: 01981 540907.
List 177 now available. www.honeyshop.co.uk

Business

BRITISH BEE JOURNAL (1873-1930) Volumes 1 to 58 inclusive. A superb run.
Tel: 01497 820471; Email: ardenbooks@btinternet.com

BUCKFAST BEES (NUCS) Beekeeping Courses for Beginners and 1-2-1 Queen Rearing/ Instrumental insemination Courses. Visit: www.buckfastyorkshirebees.co.uk

INSTRUMENTAL INSEMINATION of queen bees, training and equipment. Michael Collier, Cornbrook Cottage, Nash, Ludlow Shropshire, SY8 3AU. Tel: 07904 938838

SURREY HONEY WANTED Will collect any quantity, email to andrew@andrewgibb.com or phone 07876 503846

Courses

MAKE YOUR OWN TOP BAR HIVE and learn how to start using it. Only £120 including wood for hive. Fees support our work in the relief of poverty through beekeeping. March 24th near Skipton. Visit www.beesabroad.org.uk for full details.

ASIATIC HORNET & BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCES Asiatic Hornet and Beekeeping Experiences available from late Spring to September in the sunny Charente region of France. Stay in our riverside villa near the medieval town of Confolens and learn about how beekeepers in France work differently to the UK and especially how we live with Asiatic Hornets. Half-day to 3-day experiences available as fully-inclusive packages or day-visit options. See website or call for more details: www.13bees.co.uk – 0033 545 71 22 90

Events

FEBRUARY 23 - SPRING CONVENTION HOLSWORTHY DEVON Bacon Butties and Trade hall start at 9am. Lectures start at 10am speakers from Ireland and Scotland Gerry Ryan, Phil McAnespie, Jim Ryan and updates from NBU Inspectors. Also short practical talks throughout the day. See website www.holsworthybeekeepers.org.uk to book E Tickets and full lecture details. £20 Includes fabulous lunch, hot puds, refreshments and homemade cakes. Traders incl. Thornes, BB Wear, Vita, plus more. Memorial Hall, Holsworthy, Devon.

FEBRUARY 23 – CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF BEEKEEPERS SPRING MEETING 10:30 at Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington SE11 6DN. Speakers are Pete Kennedy - Asian Hornets, Juliet Osborne - pollination, Shona Blair - antibacterial and other medical properties of honey. Contact www.cabk.org.uk

MARCH 16 READING AND DISTRICT BKA LECTURE DAY Speakers include John Hendrie, Pam Hunter, Rob Nickolas and Qwen Marsh (Demonstration) For more information visit www.rbka.org.uk or tel: 07788544314.

MARCH 23 – CAMBRIDGE SEMINAR Beekeeping in the 21st Century. Professor David Evans: DWV and rational Varroa control; Professor Giles Budge: Chronic bee paralysis: Wally Shaw: “Self-sufficiency and Apicentric Beekeeping”; George Clouston: "Listening to Bees".

Tickets £30.

www.cbka.org.uk/events/onedayseminar

MARCH 23 - NEBEES Explore THRIFTY BEEKEEPING with the Northern Beekeepers on 23.03.19 at Newcastle College. From wax food wraps to Heath Robinson beekeeping, a whole day of beekeeping inspiration from £25. Tickets via NEBEES.ORG

March 30 WBKA Spring Convention 8.30 to 4.30 RWAS Showground, Builth Wells LD2 3SY. Discounted entry if paid for by 23rd March details at www.WBKA.com

MARCH 30 - LINCOLN DISTRICT ANNUAL AUCTION of Bees & Equipment will be held at the Lincolnshire Showground, LN2 2NA. Items accepted for sale Friday 1:30 to 5:30pm and Saturday 8:30am to 10:00am. Auction commences at 10:30am. For further information contact: lincolngroupsec@gmail.com.

APRIL 6 - REIGATE BEEKEEPERS' AUCTION OF BEES & BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT at Mickleham, Surrey RH5 6EE. View from 11am, Auction commences at noon. For T&C's, Registration and full information, visit www.reigatebeekeepers.org.uk

APRIL 6 - NOTTINGHAM BEEKEEPERS' AUCTION of bees and beekeeping equipment at Newark Showground, Winthorpe Notts NG24 2NY. Commencing 2.00pm sale goods received 8.00am onwards on day of sale. Further information from Andrew Barber: Tel 01636 671844; mobile 07867797812.

APRIL 6 – YORKSHIRE BKA SPRING CONFERENCE 8.30-16.00, Manor Academy York, YO26 6PA. www.ybka.org.uk

APRIL 13 - PDBKA ANNUAL AUCTION of Beekeeping Equipment on Saturday 13th April at the Training Centre, Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre,Peterborough (A1/A47 junction). Rntries from 10.00 a.m. Auction 2.00 p.m. Contact Mrs Yvonne Banke on 01780 782841.

MAY 4 – MEON VALLEY BKA 40th ANNUAL AUCTION of beekeeping equipment and bees, commencing at 1 pm at Greatham Village Hall, Hampshire GU33 6AD. Items for inclusion in the sale are now welcome, the first 300 lots will be accepted. Entries should be received by the 25th April. Late entries may be possible at the organiser’s discretion. Further information from David Thompson, Apple Tree Cottage, Ashton Lane, Bishop's Waltham Hampshire SO32 1FN tel 01489 892642/07786 510594 or e-mail divadthompson@hotmail.com

APRIL 27 – WEST SUSSEX BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION 45th annual Bee Market and Auction. Auction of bees and equipment at Brinsbury Campus, Pulborough.
Full details and entry form can be found at www.westsussexbeekeepers.org.uk/auction.html or from Graham Elliott at secretary@westsussexbeekeepers.org.uk. Phone 01403 752493 or Mobile 07761 349281

MAY 18 – GLOUCESTER BKA LIVE BEE & EQUIPMENT AUCTION New venue, Royal Agricultural University Cirencester, GL7 5PU. Lots taken 0800hrs. Equipment auctioned 1200hrs. Live bees 1500hrs. Further info. www.gbka.org.uk. Bernie Danvers 01594 825063.