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Established over 100 years in the New Forest we have a full program of events throughout the beekeeping year. The highlight being the Honey and Bee Tent at the New Forest County Show.

Here are some upcoming events for our members.

currently all meetings are either cancelled or subject to cancellation due to Covid-19 please check for currect status

Meetings During Lockdown

Dear Members,

With the lockdown still in force for the foreseeable future, the committee has been busy organising a ‘virtual’ meeting for us all.

We’re using an online meeting system called Zoom which will allow us to meet up on the web. I appreciate this type of technology might me a bit challenging for some, but hopefully many of you will have heard about this by now or seen the UK government using it on TV. All you need is a computer (or tablet or mobile) with a microphone and speakers and you can also use your camera if you have one. It’s pretty easy to do – once you get the hang of it. We’ll also post a link of the video online afterwards.

We’re going to schedule two meetings in April. The first meeting is just a practice and test for anyone that hasn’t used Zoom before and will allow you all to get used to using Zoom and iron out any technical wrinkles. Depending on how you use zoom it may ask you to download some software so just follow the on screen prompts – more information about Zoom and how to use it can be found here https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101...

April meetings

Meeting 1 Practice Zoom Meeting
Date: Thursday 16th April
Time 7:30pm - 8:30 pm
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This meeting has now passed, it was a great succes with 36 members logging for an informal chat and to discuss how the system works. Meeting closed at 19.55 to allow for NHS Clapping

Meeting 2 April Members Meeting
Date: Thursday 23rd April
Time 7:30pm - 9:30 pm
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In this meeting we plan to cover Apiary to do's for April and May – Graham CollinsAsian Hornet update – Krysia Watson / Warwick NewsonExpert panel for your Questions and Answers – We’ve assembled some of our more experienced and trusted beekeepers to answer any questions that you may have If you can email any questions in advance to membership@newforestbees.co.uk that would be helpful.

Paul Honey

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