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The BeeHolder, Spring 2014

Bee and Beetle weekend at Gregynog is on Easter Weekend, April 19th and 20th. The forecasts are good. We have Nigel Jones of the Shropshire Entomological Services shThe MBKA tent at an eventowing us the Bees of Gregynog and Dr Wolfgang Schaefer showing us the various beetles on the estate. You’ll have noticed queen bumble bees are already scanning the ground to spot nesting sites. We have prepared the back of the apiary to encourage bees to adopt that as their nesting territory and Dr Schaefer tells me that Gregynog has a fabulous array of beetles throughout the Estate. We will have children’s beesuits to lend. IF the children are bored with insects then there are the Easter egg treasure hunt and bunny spotting throughout the estate. And for grown-ups there is a tour of Gregynog Hall, its collection of art and history at 2.30pm. Bad News : over the Easter weekend there is no free parking for beekeepers. Good News : the forecasts are for good weather.

This year we will be having a stall at the Coed y Dinas Spring Fair (Sat & Sun, May 24th and 25th) and again at Llangurig Show (Sat August 9th). This picture (right) was taken at our tent at the Glansevern Food Fair a couple of years ago. There will be other things going on at both these events, so why not come along and support MBKA whilst enjoying the other entertainment. Maybe even join in and help out on the stall? Its a good way to join in with the Association and help spread the word about bees.

See Forthcoming Events (right side bar of the web site) for all of the apiary meetings and training days planned this bee year.

Ed