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Beekeepers Hawkes Bay Incorporated
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    We are pleased to be running our Honey Competition again this year and welcome Farmlands for providing the major prize of a 3/4 depth hive, we will have just 3 classes light amber, amber and dark amber. Alessandro Tarentini will leadi the judging panel along with John Berry. Entry is $5 for club members and $35 for others which includes a years membership. The prizes will be the highest point scorers out of all entrants with small prizes for second and third place getters, Entries should be made before 31 January on the entry forms provided by emailing beekeepershbinc@gmail.com, ho
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    Monthly Meeting at the Pakowhai Community Hall Pakowhai Road, Pakowhai at 7 pm to 8 pm. The usual agenda with what we should be doing this month, whats going on around the district and a discussion regarding this years honey competition and next years weekend workshop. See you there.
  4. Beekeepers HB Inc will be holding a tree planting morning at their community apiary on Prebensen Drive, Napier, opposite Mitre 10 / Farmlands. Please contact beekeepershbinc@gmail.com to establish what to bring. We need to ensure PPE is worn wear necessary and there will be some broom clearing and then we will be planting a number of native trees for bees that we hope will become a focus for the public. The community apiary has been established to support club members who live in an urban setting to place their hives in a socially acceptable setting and learn along with like minded club m
  5. John Berry is once again hosting a healthy brood day, the day will kick off with a look at some of Johns hives identifying healthy brood and a the bee life cycle. Followed by a sausage sizzle and question time. Please remember to bring clean PPE and hive tools, no utes with gear that attracts bees.
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    Regular monthly meeting of Beekeepers HB Inc Thursday 3 October at 7 pm at Pakowhai Community Hall. Follow up from last months meeting concerns over Karin Kos statement that a pilot project addressing boundary stacking and overcrowding in Hawkes Bay has resolved the mystery behind the project and Club President Brian Cowper will provide his follow up after talking to Campbell Leckie from HBRC and Dennis Crowley Board Member of APINZ. Rod Williams of Hive World will present on what his company has to offer. Kath O'Halloran will present on her experiences in making a split last year. Dav
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    BHBI Club regular monthly meeting. Top of the agenda is discussion around members concerns of the CE Karin Kos comments in the September NZ Beekeeper about her, Dennis Crowley, a group of beekeepers and the HBRC establishing a small pilot project on boundary stacking that will inform where APINZ go with strengthening their code of conduct. Details of the project have been requested from the CE of APINZ but it is unlikely we will have a response by this evening. We will return to our proposed agenda once we have satisfied that discussion.
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    Club meeting 7 pm through to 8 pm at Papakowhai Hall. Members enjoyed a weekend at the Guthrie Smith Arboretum at Tutira north of Napier. The arboretum has an Education Centre with rudimentary accommodation for 38 people, the accommodation is designed by the Arboretum Trust as one step above camping. Members enjoyed a guided and insightful tour by Chris Ryan Arborist around the areas specifically planted for bees and Chris who has been a beekeeper shared his reasons for planting the many plants and trees especially for bees. Botanist Dr Linda Newstrom-Lloyd provided members w
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    Regular club meeting commencing 7 pm through to 8 pm with a couple of videos regarding overwintering and hefting hives followed by a discussion.
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    Regular club meeting this Thursday at 7 pm, Agenda includes a visit from Pat Coles of NZ Beeswax, a discussion on the importance of Pollen for bee health and a presentation by Brian Cowper on his recent trip to Slovenia and the Carniolan bees of the region.
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    BHBI will be conducting a weekend workshop for members and other interested beekeepers at the Guthrie Smith Arboretum, Tutira, north of Napier. The workshop starts on the Friday evening of 19 July and runs through to lunchtime on the Sunday 21 July. The first session on Saturday morning will be conducted by Lynda Newstrom-Lloyd (Trees for Bees) and Chris Ryan who is the resident Arborist. The Arboretum has an Education Centre and bunk style accommodation for up to 50 and a well appointed Kitchen. Chris and his team have recently planted a hillside dedicated to bees and although nothing
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    Club Meeting on 2 May 2019 starting at 7 pm at Pakowhai Community Hall, Pakowhai Road, Pakowhai. Agenda includes a presentation from Deanna Corbett: "Your Bees and the Reverse Butterfly Effect" "Whether you're established or a new beekeeper, whether you see yourself as a part of the commercial industry or a solo hobbyist, neither you or your bees are immune to changes in the beekeeping environment and market in the last year or so. Let's have a look at what's changed, and why some very big picture events can impact your small backyard. We'll have a bit of crystal ball-gaze at w
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    Beekeepers Hawkes Bay Incoporated is a Beekeeping Club consisting of over 45 members who range from small hobbyists to commercial beekeepers. Club nights are held at the Pakowhai Hall , Pakowhai Road, Pakowhai on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Last months club meeting was taken up by our first honey competition with 18 entries and the competition was very tight with four runners up. Kevin Tinker was the overall winner and proud recipient of a two storey ready to go hive donated by Farmlands at Whakatu. A big thank you to Farmlands for their support and our judges on the night David Hills
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