The Gower Honey Show

From Swansea and District BKA

Please find attached a copy of the schedule for our prestigious Blue Ribbon Gower Show. This year we will once again hosting the Honey Tent with classes for all abilities. Included this year are a couple of new classes aimed at beginners/novices, so there is something for everyone. We will also have our Bee Experience Tent as part of the fun.

Set-up will be on the Friday with all entries/exhibits to be staged before Saturday afternoon, with judging commencing around 2.30pm.

If you are interested in helping out with the event please let me know? We can never have too many hands as the tent always attracts a large number of visitors and with the current focus on bees in schools there are always lots of questions to answer form members of the public and particularly their children.

Gower Show Honey Section Schedule

Regards    Martin Davies          Acting Secretary

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Honey Extraction

I messed up the bookings…..Sorry.

The Honey Extraction will be on the 10th August at Jubilee Hall Llanelwedd. 10.00 am till 4.00 pm. We will have the association manual and electric extractors and heated uncapping tray. If you have some honey of you own to extract you can bring it along as long as it isn’t too much. Bring something for lunch and we will have tea and coffee.

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European Hornet Queen

Found in my garden feeling a bit sorry for herself. Fed her with a bit of honey and placed on the warmth of a black felt roof and then after a few minutes she was off.

European Hornet Queen a 090619

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The Garden Jungle: How to Save our Insects

A Talk by Dave Goulson at Cardiff  University October 3rd.  Register here :-

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Open Garden August

One of our members is opening their garden as part of the National Open Garden Scheme. Details here :-


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Eggs for beginners


The hardest thing when you’re starting

out in beekeeping seems to be spotting

eggs in the bottom of a cell. So for

your benefit, hear are some newly laid,

and greatly magnified, ones!

Eggs for beginners

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Skep Making

We have the opportunity to hold a skep making course on the  5th October 2019 at Llandew Village Hall. The cost per person would be £38. This would included all materials and basic tools required to complete a skep. It would be a full days course (10.00 – 4.00). If anyone is interested please get back to me Peter Bustin max 8 people for course.

I need to have a full course booked and paid for by mid June for the course to go ahead.

run by Tina Cunningham of

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