Marlborough Beekeepers Association

Category: Event

  • 28th April 24 – AGM and Competitions

    28th April 24 – AGM and Competitions

    At the Marlborough Research Centre theatre at 85 budge street. Please join us for our AGM and have your say on what you would like the club to be doing. Please consider joining the committee so we can continue to provide a great club to our members. The club relies on small amounts of help…

  • Sunday 26 November – Preparing for summer

    Sunday 26 November – Preparing for summer

    Summer is on the way – and that means we need to prepare our hives for the nectar flow. How many honey boxes (supers) to put on? What if you go away on holiday? We’ll discuss this and other information at this Sunday’s workshop, 26 November. Please meet at the club carpark, end of Ballinger…

  • Sunday 29 October – preparing for summer

    Sunday 29 October – preparing for summer

    Spring is well underway – and so are swarms. Hopefully you are regularly checking your hives for swarm cells. This Sunday 29 October we’ll open up a hive or two to check on the queen’s laying, check for swarm cells and overall health. We’ll also discuss preparing for the summer. Please meet at the carpark…

  • 24 September – preventing your hive from swarming

    24 September – preventing your hive from swarming

    It’s swarm season again and once again us beekeepers need to check our hives over the next few months to ensure the hive doesn’t swarm, let alone annoy the neighbourhood! The image on this post shows the condition of a hive that may lead to swarming. We’ll be holding a workshop at our club hives…

  • 27 August – Spring activity in the hives

    27 August – Spring activity in the hives

    Spring is around the corner and we’re keen to see how our hives survived the winter. On Sunday 27th August we’re opening our hives, check their condition and do mite counts. We’ll also discuss preparing for the new season. Please meet at the carpark on Ballinger Drive (off Budge st) at 2pm. If the weather…

  • Introduction to Beekeeping 13 Aug 23

    Introduction to Beekeeping 13 Aug 23

    Have you ever thought of taking up beekeeping as a hobby? If you want to know if hobby beekeeping is for you, or wish to start beekeeping, the Marlborough Beekeepers Association is holding an “Introduction to Beekeeping” session on the 13 August, where you will know the ins and outs of hobby beekeeping, ranging from…

  • 30 July – Preparing for Spring workshop

    30 July – Preparing for Spring workshop

    It’s mid winter, but with spring not far away, now is probably a good time to think about the new bee season ahead. On Sunday 30th July we’re holding a workshop on preparing for spring – including varroa treatment, replacing queens, and hiveware making and maintenance. The venue for this workshop is in the NMIT…

  • June 25 – AFB management and burning hives

    June 25 – AFB management and burning hives

    This month we will discuss disposing of AFB infected equipment and if possible perform a demonstration hive burning.  We will travel from NMIT, Budge St to the demonstration site as a group.

  • May 30: Food safety requirements

    May 30: Food safety requirements

    This month’s workshop will be held on Tuesday 30th, rather than the usual Sunday and covers food safety requirements. Karen Winter (MDC – Environmental Health Officer) will talk to the club about food safety requirements for processing honey intended for sale or donation. Venue – Marlborough Research Centre, lecture room, 7pm. Non members welcome. Video…

  • Club AGM April 30th 2023

    Club AGM April 30th 2023

    The AGM will be held in the Research Centre Lecture Theatre at 2pm on Sunday 30th of April. Annual reports will be presented and elections will be held for committee member positions. The committee urgently needs a secretary. We need someone who is able to attend monthly committee meetings, take minutes and distribute the minutes…