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Catch up with the Bee Farmer at these events during 2022. 
February 
Blackfordby WI 
Date: 01/02/2022 
Event Location: Village Hall, Sandtop Ln, Blackfordby, Swadlincote DE11 8AL 
Status: Private 7.30pm 
Briiliant Bees 
Barrow on Soar WI 
Date: 09/02/2022 
Event Location: Conservative Club, 14 North St, Barrow upon Soar, Loughborough LE12 8QA 
Status: Private 7.30pm 
Briiliant Bees 
 
Opening of Swithiland Deli 
Date: 10/02/2022 
Event Location: The Griffin Inn, 174 Main St, Swithland, Leicester LE12 8TJ  
Status: Public 1pm 
 
Supporting the #Notjustacornershop team as they open their new deli co-located with the Griffin Inn Swithiland.  
 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 19&20th/02/2022 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
 
To book your place click HERE 
The objective of the course is to provide a well rounded knowledge of keeping honeybees to get the beginner off to flying start. A beekeeper needs to be proactive since the bees have their own agenda and will carry on regardless. Understanding how and why bees work will lead to a greater enjoyment of your honeybees and to recognise when they need support. 
 
Below is an outline of the syllabus. 
History of Honeybees 
Anatomy of the Honeybee 
Life cycle of the honeybee 
Swarming - What it is and how to deal with it 
Pest & diseases - Identification and remedial actions 
Hives - Types, pros and cons 
Colony assessment & hygiene 
Bee keeping annual diary 
Health, safety & PPE 
Record keeping 
Apiaries - site selection, risk assessment 
Monday Club 
Date: 21/02/2022 
Event Location: Stoney Stanton Village Hall, 1 New Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4LQ 
Status: Private 1.30pm 
Briiliant Bees 
March 
Austrey Gardening Club 
Date: 04/03/2022 
Event Location: TBC 
Status: Private 1.30pm 
Flower to jars. A story of honey 
 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 19&20th/03/2022 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
To book your place click HERE 
 
The objective of the course is to provide a well rounded knowledge of keeping honeybees to get the beginner off to flying start. A beekeeper needs to be proactive since the bees have their own agenda and will carry on regardless. Understanding how and why bees work will lead to a greater enjoyment of your honeybees and to recognise when they need support.  
 
Below is an outline of the syllabus. 
History of Honeybees 
Anatomy of the Honeybee 
Life cycle of the honeybee 
Swarming - What it is and how to deal with it 
Pest & diseases - Identification and remedial actions 
Hives - Types, pros and cons 
Colony assessment & hygiene 
Bee keeping annual diary 
Health, safety & PPE 
Record keeping 
Apiaries - site selection, risk assessment 
Sheepy Magna WI 
Date: 22/03/2022 
Event Location: Memorial Hall 112 Main Street, Sheepy Magna, Atherstone CV9 3RU 
Status: Private 7.30pm 
Briiliant Bees 
 
April 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 2nd-3rd/04/2022 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
To book your place click HERE 
 
The objective of the course is to provide a well rounded knowledge of keeping honeybees to get the beginner off to flying start. A beekeeper needs to be proactive since the bees have their own agenda and will carry on regardless. Understanding how and why bees work will lead to a greater enjoyment of your honeybees and to recognise when they need support.  
 
Below is an outline of the syllabus. 
History of Honeybees 
Anatomy of the Honeybee 
Life cycle of the honeybee 
Swarming - What it is and how to deal with it 
Pest & diseases - Identification and remedial actions 
Hives - Types, pros and cons 
Colony assessment & hygiene 
Bee keeping annual diary 
Health, safety & PPE 
Record keeping 
Apiaries - site selection, risk assessment 
Swad in Bloom 
Date: 09/04/2022 
Event Location: 46-48 Grove Street, Swadlincote, DE11 9DD 
Status: Booking required - 1pm 
Website: https://www.swadinbloom.org/ for details 
 
Briiliant Bees as and opener to Swad in Bloom event. 
 
 
 
Sutton Coldfield Beekeepers 
Date: 21/04/2022 
Event Location: Zoom 
Status: Booking required - 7.30pm 
 
 
 
May 
Foundation Course in Beekeeping 
Date: 2nd-3rd/05/2022 
Event Location: Old School Room, Main Street, Blackfordby, DE11 8AB 
Status: Public - Advanced booking only - 9am - 5pm 
To book your place click HERE 
 
The objective of the course is to provide a well rounded knowledge of keeping honeybees to get the beginner off to flying start. A beekeeper needs to be proactive since the bees have their own agenda and will carry on regardless. Understanding how and why bees work will lead to a greater enjoyment of your honeybees and to recognise when they need support.  
 
Below is an outline of the syllabus. 
History of Honeybees 
Anatomy of the Honeybee 
Life cycle of the honeybee 
Swarming - What it is and how to deal with it 
Pest & diseases - Identification and remedial actions 
Hives - Types, pros and cons 
Colony assessment & hygiene 
Bee keeping annual diary 
Health, safety & PPE 
Record keeping 
Apiaries - site selection, risk assessment 
 
Woodhouse Eves WI 
Date: 18/05/2022 
Event Location:  
Status: Private 7.30pm 
Briiliant Bees 
 
 
Moira Canal Festival 
Date: 19-20/05/2022 
Event Location: Moira Furnace Museum, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT 
Status: Public 9am - 5pm 
 
A day out for all the family! 
As Well as the D-Day Dalings there will be - Boats, Battle of Britain Flypast, Morris Dancing, Falconry Displays, Children's Entertainment, Historic Vehicles, a wide range of stalls and exhibits, Entertainment Marquee, bar and refreshments 
 
June 
Ashby Steam Festival 
Date: 23-24/06/2018 
Event Location: Scamhazel Farm, Boundary,  
Nr. Ashby de la Zouch, DE11 7BA 
Status: Public 9am - 4pm 
This two day event is a great outing for all the family. Visitors can step back in time and see: 
steam engines 
vintage tractors 
historical motor vehicles 
stationary engines 
miniature steam 
funfair and children's entertainment 
trade and craft stalls 
and much, much more!! 
 
July 
Ashby Show 
Date: 10/07/2017 
Event Location: Cattows Farm, Showground Address, Normanton Ln, Heather, Coalville LE67 2TD 
Status: Public 
 
Ashby Show has all the charm of a traditional country show and offers something for everyone. This family-friendly event will also be hosting a wide range of show classes for cattle, sheep, horses, show jumpers, poultry & pigeons, budgies plus a whole host of trade stands, country crafts, award winning artisan local produce and plenty of quality food courts. 
 
Bring along your four-legged companions, who can take part in the ever-popular Fun Dog Show classes. So, if you have the Cutest Puppy, Waggiest Tail or a Master/Mistress of Mayhem, then make sure you bring them along to enjoy the day with you. (All dogs must be kept on leads at all times). 
Stoke Golding WI 
Date: 19/07/2022 
Event Location: Memorial Hall 112 Main Street, Sheepy Magna, Atherstone CV9 3RU 
Status: Private 7.30pm 
Briiliant Bees 
 
August 
 
 
September 
 
 
October 
 
 
 
November 
December 
 
Sir John Moore Winter Fair 
Date: TBC/12/2018 
Event Location: Sir John Moore School, New Road,  
Appleby Magna. DE12 7AW 
Status: Private 7pm - 9pm 
 
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