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Stowmarket Beekeepers Constitution

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Logo SDBA Constitution 2015

Beginners Courses



Theory Course, TBA

Practical session; TBA

A course fee of £55 was agreed to include a book, reducing to £100 for a couple assuming only one book was required.

Further information nearer the time, but please sign up as soon as you can as places are limited. Download 2016 introdction for more information and contact details

An introduction to Beekeeping course 2017 Stowmarket Beekeepers Club nights and events 2017

Tuesday 16th May 7.30

Red Gables

Ipswich Road


IP14 1BE

For map of location go to



Members Event

Queen Rearing: Barrie Powell


For our May members meeting we return to our regular meeting venue at Red Gables in Stowmarket, but this time on a Tuesday evening instead of our regular Thursday


It is the time of year that Beekeepers interested in improving their stock turn their attention to rearing new Queens, and we are very fortunate to have one of the most experienced Queen rearers living in Suffolk. Some of you will know Barrie Powell from attending one of his many training courses run at his apiaries in Shotley, and Barrie has kindly agreed to come along and share his considerable knowledge and expertise on the techniques he has found most successful for rearing new Queens.


Barrie’s Beekeeping skills were recently recognised by BBKA with an award for a lifetime contribution to beekeeping and there is little he has not seen or done in the world of Beekeeping. He is also one of a small band of Beekeepers who has had the privilege of working with the world recognised Brother Adam at Buckfast Abbey  


Barrie’s experience and approachable nature will provide Stowmarket Beekeepers with an excellent opportunity to get an expert view on any and all aspects of Beekeeping so this is really an event not to be missed


As usual, it would be very helpful to know in advance, how many members to expect, so please drop me an e mail at the address below if you would like to come along.


Full details of our up to date calendar of events is available on this website







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