Newcastle and District Beekeepers' Association

Queen Marking

The internationally agreed code for queen marking is:

GREY or WHITE for any year ending in 1 or 6

YELLOW for any year ending in 2 or 7

RED for any year ending in 3 or 8

GREEN for any year ending in 4 or 9

BLUE for any year ending in 5 or 0

The colour for 2015 therefore is BLUE

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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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To register your interest in beekeeping and receive occasional updates on our activities sign up here. We will NEVER pass your details on.


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