Friday, 30 June 2017

NEW WEBSITE



Please be advised that with effect from 

1 July 2017 

all our information can only be found on our website




This blog will not be updated, however, posts will remain until 

1 September 2017


Monday, 27 February 2017

Forthcoming members meetings


Members meeting



15 March 2017
DMBKA Members Meeting
Guest Speaker: Eric Beaumont 
Topic: Getting into the Season
Preparing your hives, as well as yourself, for the new season
The Oakhouse, CM9 5PF
7.30pm for 8pm

19 April 2017
DMBKA Members Meeting
The importance of records
Demonstration: Shook Swarm - revision
Practical: Have a plan when you open a hive - doing inspections
The OAKhouse, CM9 5PF
7.30pm for 8pm

Please note the change of 
venue for the 
April meeting.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

AGM - 18 January 2017 - 7.30pm for 8pm

18 January 2017  
DMBKA AGM 
The Oakhouse, Maldon CM9 5PF 
7.30pm

Following the AGM,

Guest Speaker:  RICHARD RIDLER
Presentation on the work of Bees Abroad


All members welcome. 

Non members welcome. 

For further information and nomination forms 
Contact
Secretary@dmbka.org.uk
Or
07979 862952


AGENDA


1. Opening of Meeting

2. Apologies

3. Confirmation of Minutes of previous Annual General Meeting – 20 January 2016

4. Presentation of Annual Report by Chairman 2016

5. Adoption of Annual Report

6. Presentation of Treasurer’s report 2016

7. Election of Executive: 
  • Chairman – Glenn Mayes Proposed: Darren Burge Seconded: Kate Tuerena
  • Trustee – Mark Hallows Proposed: Darren Burge Seconded: Glenn Mayes
  • Treasurer – Jo Boden Proposed: Carlie Mayes Seconded: Kate Tuerena
  • Secretary – Carlie Mayes Proposed: Kate Tuerena Seconded: Darren Burge
  • Committee – Ron Pratt Proposed: Carlie Mayes Seconded: Peter Davidson
  • Committee – Kate Tuerena Proposed: Carlie Mayes Seconded: Darren Burge
  • Committee – Darren Burge Proposed: Glenn Mayes Seconded: Kate Tuerena
  • Committee – Peter Davidson Proposed: Ron Pratt Seconded: Keith Lomax

8. Appointment of Accountants: Harvey Smith & Son, Burnham

9. Confirm Roy Carter as President

10. Ratification of Apiary Policy 
  • Confirm Apiary Assistants at each site
11. Presentation of Single Signature banking option to Members for formal ratification

12. Any other business

13. Closure

Papers already sent out:

Available at the meeting:

2016 Accounts and Treasurer's Report 


Monday, 9 January 2017

Maldon in Bloom




Get involved with Maldon in Bloom 
20th Anniversary Year
contact:  Carlie Mayes for more information
07979 862952

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Queens

Title 25. “Understanding Queen Rearing Methods”

"Queen Rearing" lectures often confuse beekeepers, so they don't rear their own queens because they think it is complicated"Understanding Queen Rearing Methods" will explain what the beekeeper is trying to achieve when using one of the "artificial" methods of queen rearing. All we are doing is to help the bees produce queen cells in a controlled way, that makes it easier for the beekeeper to manage. The presentation will be given in a step-by-step manner that is easy to understand, in the hope that it encourages beekeepers to produce their own queens.