What’s On

Location Details

Lectures / Talks Venue:

West Parley Memorial Hall
Stocks Lane, off Christchurch Road
West Parley, BH22 8SQ

Time: All meetings start at 7.30pm

Teaching / Practical Demonstrations Venue:

High Mead Farm,
Ham Lane,
BH22 9DR

2018 BADS Events:

20th Mar: High Mead apiary manager David Aldersey @West Parley

“Lots of Bees and (?) Lots of Honey”

David will be setting out how he and Helga run their colonies and the thinking behind their methods.

7th April: Wannabee Day @High Mead

17th Apr: Pollen in Forensic Science – Dr Michael Keith-Lucas @West Parley

26th September: Honey Show judges Margaret Davies, John Bunting & Mike Duffin reveal all about those prize-winning entries. 19:30 @High Mead

16th October: Andy Willis will talk to us about’Purifying and maximising your wax crop’ @West Parley

18th October: Annual skittles match against East Dorset. Contact Peter Darley 07825 014757 7pm @Hamworthy Club

10th November: BADS Honey Show @St Catherines Hall, Christchurch

20th November: Lesley Gasson will talk to us on Apitherapy covering the use of products derived from bees as medicine, including venom, honey, pollen and royal jelly @West Parley

4th December: ‘Work, relax and feel good…..with a little help from your bees’ – John Chudley will talk to us generally about beekeeping products including making Mead followed by our Christmas Plate Supper @West Parley

2019 BADS Events:

15th January: BADS Annual General Meeting for members only @West Parley

6th April: Wannabee Day @High Mead

2018 BADS Social Events & Trips:

14th July 15:30: Club BBQ @High Mead

Trips – be sure to book early as most have limited space.


2018 Local and National Calendar – Dates of Interest:

13th – 15th April:  BBKA Spring Convention – Harper Adams University

24th – 26th July: New Forest Show

1st – 2nd Sept: Dorset County Show

25th – 27th Oct:  National Honey Show – Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher. KT10 9AJ