Newcastle and District Beekeepers' Association

Tasks for Autumn

Autumn is honey harvesting time, and also time for making sure your bees are prepared for winter.

  • Collect the honey, but make sure to leave enough for the bees to use as their food for the winter.
  • Reduce the hive entrance, put on mouseguards, ensure adequate ventilation. Complete any treatments for diseases and pests.
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Newcastle & District Beekeepers (NBKA) is a welcoming group of beekeepers who share a common interest in local beekeeping.

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Our Association covers North and South Tyneside, Newcastle and the eastern end of Northumberland.

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We're looking for new Committee Members. Get in touch if you're interested

We have an all round meeting schedule indoors and outdoors including talks, beekeeping demonstrations, bring and buy sales for equipment, and live apiary sessions during the Summer months.

Our members come from all walks of life and all generations, with new members especially welcome.

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.

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