|JANUARY 28||ANNUAL DINNER (Yelfs Hotel, Ryde) 18:30|
|FEBRUARY 25||SEMINAR (Arreton Community Hall) 09:30–15:00. £10 entry fee.Open to non-members|
|MARCH 14||WINTER CHAT (Woodman’s Arms, Wootton) 18:30 – 20:00|
|APRIL 15||ANNUAL AUCTION (Quarr Apiary) Setting up: 9:00, viewing: 12:00 Auction: 13:00|
|APRIL 29||BEE HEALTH DAY (Arreton Community Hall) workshop by Bee Inspector, 09:00 – 17:00|
|MAY 20||MEMBERS APIARY VISIT (Guy Mattinson’s) Whitwell, 14:00 – 16:00. Contact Guy on 07753 614 794. Booking required.|
|JUNE 3||TA APIARY MEETING (Quarr Teaching Apiary) 14:00 – 16:00|
MEMBERS APIARY VISIT (Brian Holden’s apiary located at PO30 4LA). 14:00 – 16:00. Booking is NOT required. Just turn up!
Training session for new beekeepers at Quarr training apiary; starts from 10:00.
|JULY 01||TA APIARY MEETING (Quarr Teaching Apiary); from 10:00.|
CANCELLED due to weather.
|TA APIARY MEETING (Quarr Teaching Apiary) from 10:00.|
|AUGUST 26||MEMBERS' APIARY VISIT (Adriana’s) Wootton. 10:00 – 12:00. Contact Adriana on 07479 113119, Booking required.|
|SEPTEMBER 2||IWBKA BBQ (Mandy Benton’s) Newchurch. From 15:00. BYO (Bring your own food/drinks and even BBQ if wished). Please note that it's no longer on the 9, but September 2.|
|NOVEMBER 6||WINTER CHAT (Venue Woodmans Arms) 18:30 – 20:00|
|NOVEMBER 25||AGM (Arreton Community Hall) 13:30 for 14:00 start.|
|DECEMBER TBC||WINTER CHAT (Venue TBC) 18:30 – 20:00|
IWBKA Teaching Apiary at Quarr Abbey. The bee manipulations held during the year at the Teaching Apiary will be dependent on the weather and the current situation of the bee colonies at the time of the apiary meeting. During the year it is anticipated the subjects covered will include: shook swarming, splitting colonies, queen marking and bee health monitoring. The subjects of each meeting will be publicised in the IWBKA website and IWBKA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2125993507621711/), as well as in the periodical news updates.
Members' Apiary Visits. In order to assist the Beekeepers hosting private apiary meetings to ease any parking issues please notify them that you will be attending. Details will be in the IWBKA website and IWBKA Facebook page, as well as in the monthly news updates.
Allergies. If you need to carry an EpiPen, please always bring it with you to apiary meetings and always inform the beekeeper in charge.