Vale and Downland winter meeting – Friday 25th January 2019
In advance of sending out our full programme of events for 2019, and to give as much notice as possible for you to get the date in our diaries, here are the details of the first winter meeting on Friday 25th January 2019 at our now established venue at East Challow Village Hall.
Ahead of the start of the season for the possible emergence of queen Asian Hornets who managed to sneak in to England at the end of 2018, we have dedicated the theme of the evening to “The Asian Hornet”.
The first part of the evening will be a talk by our NBU Regional Bee Inspector – Peter Davies – on the Asian Hornet. Then, following the tea break, there will be a hands-on practical session where the association will fund and provide the materials and the tools for you to make an Asian Hornet monitoring trap. No special skills needed, there will be a demonstration and instructions.
By the end of the evening you will have a completed trap to take away ready for you to bait and use a few weeks later.
Looking forward to seeing you there!