Informal Monthly Indoor Meeting, open to all.
On the first Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm, the association holds an informal meeting at 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.
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 from a DVD produced by the “Bee Musketeers”, a group of DBKA members. 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.
Entrance is £2 for members and £4 for non members, which pays for the provision of equipment and payment for guest speakers.
This month we will be showing recent film of the Training Apiary and the Derbyshire Queen rearing group in action.
South Wingfield Social Club is on High Road, South Wingfield.
There is a large car park, so parking is not usually an issue.