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Talk: Bees and Beekeeping

Did you know that there are about 19,000 species of bees!  

This and other interesting information about bees and beekeeping will be the thrust of an evening talk by members of The Frome Division of the Somerset Beekeepers Association.

They are holding an awareness session to provide information for anyone interested in the subject and for those who might be considering taking up the hobby.  It will be held at the Frome Rugby Club on Wednesday 26th November starting at 7.30 p.m.

Norman Elmer, a well-known local beekeeper, will be presenting an illustrated talk on ‘Bees and Beekeeping’ and outlining current thinking on why bee populations have been declining and what we could do to reverse the trend.  Items of beekeeping equipment and hive products will be on display.

The objectives of the Frome Beekeepers Association will be outlined and brief introductions given by various members of the division on subjects they will be presenting as part of a Beginner’s Course starting in January.  Beginner’s courses are much sought after and there will be an opportunity to ‘sign up’ for this one at this awareness session.

There will be a small charge of £2 to cover costs for the evening which will include tea/coffee if required.  The bar will be open before and after the talks when there will be opportunities to speak to new and experienced beekeepers.