Bee Keeping Group (online)

I've started this group so that we can find out who is interested in learning more about bee keeping in the area - and see if we can develop from there

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Bees in the Cemetery 52 Replies

Sunday May 8th Our amateur bee supplier had gone radio silent and we were getting anxious about where this year’s colony was going to come from, when we were rescued with news of a prime swarm in…Continue

Started by David Young. Last reply by Stephanie Stuart Sep 10, 2014.

Bee keeping Course in the Park: August 2013 3 Replies

 There's a 3 weekend beekeping course in Queens Park if anyone is interested.Sunday August 4th, 11th and 18th - starting at 2pm For more information please contact or…Continue

Started by David Young. Last reply by David Young Jan 30, 2014.

Honey 2 Replies

Dear BeekeepersMy 2 year old son has recently been diagnosed with a severe allergy to grass.  It is giving him horrific ecszma and itchy eyes.  It has been suggested that I give him honey from local…Continue

Started by melanie wilkinson. Last reply by melanie wilkinson Oct 19, 2011.

Grant for Bee keeping K2K 4 Replies

Hello to the Bee Keeping groupK2K have received a grant to help set up a bee keeping project and help pay for training,hives etc.If enough of us sign up to the training we could get it done locally…Continue

Started by Transition Kensal to Kilburn. Last reply by Albert Gray Aug 15, 2011.

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Comment by Jane Edwards on July 10, 2010 at 13:23
Hi Simon,

Good to make contact!
I'm away now until Monday, but will be at Salusbury School's garden in the Cemetery all day on monday where I volunteer - if you are around it would be great to meet (I'm there till 6pm). Otherwise try me again on the mobile,
Comment by Simon Orchard on July 8, 2010 at 22:03
Hi there, have just discovered K2K tonight after a walk and chat in Paddington Cemetery. I am already keeping bees in the cemetery so would be interested in finding out more about the plans. I also know a fellow Kilburn Bee-keeper who would be very happy to help with the project if he could put another hive alongside yours. Best wishes, Simon
Comment by David Young on June 15, 2010 at 17:04
The possibility of bees in the Paddington cemetery (Willesden Lane) has firmed up, with the ground staff and the council saying that we're now allowed to have a community hive there. Hooray! That gives us a real focus for getting a course organised and people attending and then helping to run the hive.
Comment by Rachel Radford on June 12, 2010 at 14:19
Hi Aylie - I would be really interested in doing the course! Please add my name to the list. Thanks!!
Comment by Maria Lancaster on June 12, 2010 at 9:39
Sorry I have not responded, but my mother died in May. The course sounds very interesting but I cannot afford this at present.
There is an interesting sounding book which was reviewed in the Ecologist on beekeeping.
The link is:
Comment by Aylie Cooke on May 24, 2010 at 13:32
Anyone who would be interested in joining an introductory, practical bee keeping course would you please let me know asap? We need to determine numbers of interested people before we can confirm costs and dates but we would hope to be running these in the local area over 2 separate days during the next couple of months.

We are getting closer to hopefully being able to set up a community hive and would like to get some keen would-be bee keepers involved. As there is some grant money available for local Transition projects this would be a heavily subsidised training. We would hope to have at least 10 people involved (but hopefully more) and run a pre hive and post hive set up course - 2 sessions of probably 4-5 hours each. At the moment the subsidised cost of each of these sessions would be approximately £20.

This will be a great way of getting involved with Transition locally and will hopefully inspire more people to embark upon keeping bees. They need our help at the moment so even if you don't fancy the hands on aspect of beekeeping the more you know about these amazing little creatures the more you can understand their ways, share this information with others and ultimately do your bit to support their survival.

Please be in touch if you think this is something you would like to get involved with.
Comment by David Young on April 15, 2010 at 16:09
Dear Aylie,
I'd be keen to meet up and talk about about starting a hive and sharing the load (as well as the honey). I think Jane Edwards is someone else who'd be interested too.
Comment by David Young on April 15, 2010 at 16:05
Michael Stuart told me about a local bee-keeping, honey production event nest Tuesday evening at Moishe House. They are a Jewish community group but are more than happy to have anyone attend (I asked). Here are the details.

Show me the Honey!
Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Time: 19:30 - 21:30
Location: The NEW Moishe House London

Join Keith Kahn-Harris and Kevin Sefton at MoHoLo for the first gathering of an exciting new initiative! The aim of this project is to help make the UK Jewish community self-sufficient in honey for Rosh Hashanah within 5 years. We need 200 hives to do this. Bee-keeping is surprisingly easy, immensely fulfilling and has a sweet reward. You don't need much space to do it - you can even put hives on a roof. Could you or someone you know be interested? Do you know of a Jewish organisation that might be willing to host a hive? As well as being fun, this project has a serious purpose: join us in working
towards a more sustainable Jewish community and to help promote
biodiversity. If you want to get involved then please contact us at
[Or check out 'Moishe House' on the web].
Comment by Maria Lancaster on April 14, 2010 at 15:21
I am quite new to beekeeping but always wanted to know more about it.
Comment by Aylie Cooke on April 14, 2010 at 9:20
I would be keen to be involved and have completed an introductory bee keeping course (and done a fair amount of reading). Still a lot to learn though which will only be achieved through practical application. I haven't been able to commit to investing in setting up a hive yet and would prefer to embark upon the process with some other interested people. Is anyone else interested and, if so, I will gladly arrange a meeting to discuss next steps...

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