East Lancashire Beekeepers' Association

Cleaning Equipment

It's that time in the beekeeping year that we could be cleaning up our equipment for next spring. Club member Tony has sent in a great tip.  
To clean off excess propolis and wax from crown board surrounds and Queen excluder wooden surrounds use a Skarsten Finishing Scraper which is used by painters and decorators to remove paint and varnish during the surface preparation.

Skarsten Finisher
Skarsten Scraper
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Welcome to the East Lancashire Beekeepers' Association


Welcome to the East Lancashire Beekeepers web site. Our Branch forms part of the Lancashire & North West Beekeepers Association

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Talking "Bees" at Hanson Cement Open day

Our association covers East Lancashire and includes the areas of Blackburn, Darwen, Rossendale, Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and the Ribble valley.

Our monthly meetings are held at different locations throughout our area. The meetings include talks, beekeeping demonstrations and live apiary sessions during the summer months at our association apiary at the Off-shoots Permaculture Project in Towneley park, Burnley. The association also attends local events promoting beekeeping and educating the public

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Our members come from all walks of life and all generations, with new members especially welcome and we run "Introduction to beekeeping" courses throughout the year for beginners.

Beekeeping is a fascinating and absorbing hobby. By joining our beekeeping association you will learn about our branch's activities and we will also provide you with useful information about the art of beekeeping and it will give you the opportunity to meet other beekeepers and gain from their experience.

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For full details take a look at the membership page. We enjoy meeting new people interested in our beekeeping and you're welcome to come along to meetings to find out more, have a chat and decide if you'd like to become a member.