Southerns Beekeeping Association

Field Day Saturday 12 Augustus 2017 In Magaliesburg

We opened some hives to demonstrate Spring maintenance.

Some feedback:

Andre Horak: Thanks very much. That was really awesome. Thanks Andrew for hosting us.

Mc: Thank all of you experienced bee keepers and Andrew for a wonderful morning. 🐝

Andrew Etzinger: It was a great pleasure to host the field day guys. Thanks to Oom Fred and Louis for sharing your knowledge patiently with each of us. Kai, your Pap and Sous was fantastic. All the best, Andrew

Mike O’CONNELL: My thanks to all concerned with the field day and the hospitality of our hosts today. It was most informative and great to meet and chat with everybody. Look forward to the next one.

Ruth Ward: Agreed, thanks to all involved, and those who shared their experience, and particularly Andrew. Much appreciated 😊

Starke Ayres field day

Looks like some of our members had a very interesting field day to Starke Ayres thanks ⁠⁠⁠⁠Kai Hichert for putting it together.

Some comments from our members.

Len: Thank you Kai for organizing an extremely informative and interesting visit to Starke Ayres. Well done mate

Tony: I loved the visit and will have more respect and understanding for those seed racks in the shops in future.  Would now like to visit kirchoffs if possible.

Kai:  I must admit I found it very interesting.

Laura: Thanks Kia for organising a lovely morning, I’m all the wiser on seeds.

Northerns Bee Outing to Aloes

Field day on the Aloes

Our annual field day on the aloes has been set for Saturday August 13th at the plot of Mr. Koos van der Merwe.  We will begin our activities at 09h00 to finish at about 12h00. This will be followed by a bring and braai to give those present an opportunity to meet new faces and share experiences.

In the interim please note the following:

  1. A map to the venue will be sent asap. Further details are that a central meeting place will be advised where we can all get together and proceed in convoy, this place will be at Builders Warehouse west of the highway in Sefako Makgato Drive (old Zambesi Drive.)
  2. For those that have GPS the co-ordinates for Koos’s plot are: S25.36,043’ E28.16,380’ this is the google map link just a note that the Plot no is 43 and NOT 41 as per the map, it is close at dammit.
  3. Non-members of Northerns are asked to make a contribution of R50.00 per family.
  4. I am expecting a huge crowd which will be split into smaller groups each led by a beekeeper with knowledge about Aloe greatheadii var. davyana and their importance to us.
  5. IT IS CRUCIAL THAT PROTECTIVE CLOTHING BE WORN WHEN WE INSPECT THE COLONIES. (A few bee suits will be available for renting @R50.00 for anyone if they need it, BUT supplies are limited).
  6. Please bring a folding chair (or something else) to sit on during the lecture and when preparing your meat over the smoldering wood coals!

Yours Sincerely,
Hans Blokker

(Chairman)

Voorsitter: Hans Blokker: 083 429 8693 Onder-Voorsitter: Hendrik Kelly: 082 416 8528

Pictures from the Field Day in Midrand 4 June 2016

What a stunning venue and gathering. Thanks to the guys for sharing so much info with the us. It is mind boggling when you are a newbee to bee keeping. The info to be learnt at one of these outings is priceless. Thanks again to all involved. Enjoy the Photos.

 

Field Day Midrand 4 June 2016

Venue: Midrand
Dates: 4 June 2016
Time: 10am till 2pm
Topic: Practical beekeeping demonstrations

(No bee suites required)

Demonstrations on:

Lighting a smoker
Hive assembly
Frame assembly
Protective clothing
Bee toolbox / checklist
Marking of hives / frames

Please bring:

Own meat & drinks
Chairs
Cutlery & crockery
Beekeeping equipment

We give:

Fire
Pap & gravy

Please let us know if you are interested