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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.

Great care is taken to ensure advertisements are correct but no liability is taken for errors or omissions.
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

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

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

Business

BEE CRAFT MAGAZINE Bee Craft editors seek vintage issues of Bee Craft 1919-1937. Please contact: editor@bee-craft.com

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

SIX DOUBLE BROOD BOX with bees & supers. £250 each. 0191 252 7359

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

BEES FOR SALE Please visit GreatBritishBees.com

Courses

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

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

Events

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 4 – MEON VALLEY 40th ANNUAL AUCTION of beekeeping equipment and bees, commencing at 13.00 with viewing from 11.30 at Greatham Village Hall, Hampshire GU33 6AD. Refreshment and stalls from 10.00. Catalogue available by e-mail or printed (50P +SAE). Items for inclusion must be received by 25th April. 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

MAY 4 – MEON VALLEY BKA 40th ANNUAL AUCTION of beekeeping equipment and bees, commencing at 1 pm with viewing from 11.30 am at Greatham Village Hall, Hampshire GU33 6AD. Refreshment and stalls from 10am. Catalogue available by e-mail or printed (50P +SAE). Items for inclusion must be received by 25th April. Further information from David Thompson, Apple Tree Cottage, Ashton Lane, Bishop's Waltham Hampshire SO32 1FN tel 01489 892642/07786 510594 or e-maildivadthompson@hotmail.com

MAY 11 - HALIFAX & DISTRICT BKA AUCTION At Brickhill Farm, Scholes, Cleckheaton BD19 6LY. Bees for sale must be accompanied by the form downloaded from our website. We strongly recommend bees are examined by the Bee Inspector prior to the event. Viewing from 10.30. Auction at 12.00. Lots accepted from 09.00 – 11.00 and from 17.00 – 19.00 the previous evening by prior arrangement. See website for details: www.halifaxbeekeepers.co.uk. Phil Gee 07769 650059

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.

MAY 19 – MONMOUTH BEE FESTIVAL The UK’s only Bee Festival, celebrating World Bee Day is in Monmouth, South Wales. More information: www.beefestival.org.uk

JUNE 12 - BEE GARDEN PARTY Refreshments, entertainment and surprises await you at our Bee Garden Party in Marlborough House Gardens, London on Wednesday 12 June 2019. More information: beesfordevelopment.org

JUNE 22 – BERKSHIRE BEE HEALTH DAY NBU workshops and talks at Earley St Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY. 9.30am-4.30pm. Bring your lunch. Tea and coffee available. Sponsored by BDI. More info from educationRBKA@gmail.com or check www.RBKA.org.uk.