On the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm, the association holds an informal meeting at The South Wingfield Social Club. These meetings are an opportunity for the members of the association to get together and chat about their beekeeping problems and successes, as well as a good opportunity for new beekeepers to get advice from more experienced beekeepers.
In the past, the meetings have often involved a presentation by a member or invited guest on some aspect of beekeeping. Recent meetings have included presentations on Bee stings and allergies, bee diseases and their recognition, building your own hives from scratch, and how to test your honey for enzyme activity.
October 2021: Wasps and also Antics up Chimneys , presented by Martyn Belcher from ABM pest control.
In recent years the format of the spring and summer meetings has changed to include a half hour session describing what beekeepers should be doing in the upcoming month projected on a big screen. This is targetted at new beekeepers, and often leads on to an extended discussion about specific topics that have come up during the presentation. This has proved quite popular with new and old members alike.
There is a bar selling a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The DBKA library is available at the meetings for loan and return of books.
Entrance is £2 for members or £4 for non members, which covers the provision of equipment and payment for guest speakers.
Please feel free to use masks if you are more comfortable doing so.
South Wingfield Social Club is on High Road in South Wingfield, parking is available.
The postcode is DE55 7LX