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46 : Classified Advertisements and Calendar EXPLORE UNSPOILT ITALY


Glorious walking, medieval villages and castles, rivers, wildlife, starry skies, virtually no tourists. Pisa airport 1 hr, beaches 30 min. Simple, self-catering family apartment at Italian beekeeper/smallholder’s home, sleeps four. £50/night, May–September. www.carossano. com; e-mail: nickyfaith@gmail.com


Rates: Up to 10 words £12; 80p per word thereafter. First ten words free to subscribers (maximum four free entries per year). Extras: Border surround £6.00; Logo £4.00. Calendar: £8 for up to 40 words. Free to non-profit making organisations. Charges include VAT. Receipt with SAE. Cheques payable to Bee Craft Ltd or phone 01341 250882 to pay by card. Payment must be received by the 24th of the month, two months prior to publication (24 July for the September issue). Payments to/more details from: Pauline Aslin, Erw Goed, Arthog LL39 1YR; e-mail: adverts@bee-craft.com


Advertisements Classified FOR SALE


ANTIQUARIAN & SECOND-HAND BEE BOOKS http://ukbookseller.com/baldwin


BEE BOOKS FOR SALE


Send sae for list 158 to BBNO, Ash View, Tump Lane, Much Birch, Hereford HR2 8HP. Tel: 01981 540907. Visa/MasterCard cards welcome. www.honeyshop.co.uk


C ARDEN (BOOKSELLER)


Bee & Bee-keeping book catalogue No 6 (new & second-hand books) now available. Please contact us for a free copy. We are always interested in buying bee and beekeeping books and can travel to view. Tel: 01497 820 471; e-mail: c.arden@virgin.net; website: www.ardenbooks.co.uk


OBSERVATION HIVES Both portable and static. From £250. Tel: 01584 831309; observationhives.co.uk


MAJOR BEEHIVES Beekeeping equipment; Top Bar hives; Warré hives; National hives; Shop now open in Sandwich, Kent. Tel: 01304 389323 or 07742 113169. www.majorbeehives.co.uk


BEEKEEPER CLOTHING Affordable clothing for the beekeeper in white, coloured and camouflage. Infant to XXL. Visit www.thebeeshop.co.uk


BEEKEEPING T-SHIRTS Uniquely designed T-shirts. For beekeepers, by beekeepers. www.ibexdesign.uk.com


BUCKFAST QUEENS Home bred queens from genuine Buckfast breeding material and drone mothers. £38 each, £31 each for 10+. Queen info and order form can be found on our web page www. britishhoneyproducersltd.com/Queen_bees. html or phone 01296 730794.


QUEEN BEES FOR SALE £27 postage included. Gloucestershire. Tel: 01594 562068.


FIVE-FRAME NUCLEI Gentle-natured, British bees £160. Swarm in a five-frame nucleus £70. Organic Frames. Discount for box return. Pick up / delivery negotiable. Lisa 0773 3771088, Surrey.


WANTED SURREY HONEY WANTED Any quantity. Will collect. 01483 475072.


YORKSHIRE HONEY Any quantity. Good price paid. Cash on collection, buckets replaced. Tel: 01274 835490.


SERVICES VEIL REPAIRS


Ring Jenny on 07788 407497 or 01823 270465.


Nucs, mated queens, cedar hives, frames, foundation, beginner kits, varroa & wax moth treatments, Bee feed and lots more. www.beckysbeesonlineshop.co.uk; 01264 351104 or 07973 423628. UK distributors for Ambrosia Bee Feed.


HOLIDAYS STOGUMBER, SOMERSET


Holiday cottage for two. Visit www.periwinkstogumbersomerset.co.uk Tel: 01643 841413.


www.bee-craft.com


COURSES WILTSHIRE BKA – STARTING BEEKEEPING


COURSE Taster days: 3 August and 14 September. Starting Beekeeping course: Four consecutive weeks, 2–3 hour sessions, starting 10 August. TWIGS, Manor Garden Centre, Cheney Manor, Swindon SN2 2QJ. Enquiries: kathy.hobson1@ntlworld.com


TASTER EVENT


COULD I KEEP BEES? East Kent, Bridge, nr Canterbury. The course is aimed at people who are interested in taking up beekeeping or want to learn more about bees. A practical and theory based session showing bees and the hive, we will cover the basics. All protective clothing and equipment will be supplied. Presented by Patrick Murfet, holder of the General Certificate in Beekeeping Husbandry. For available dates: 01304 374824; mail@bee-equipment.co.uk or website www. bee-equipment.co.uk Gift vouchers available.


NDB SHORT COURSES


Get into the detail!


Now in their third year, over 500 training places have been provided on these in-depth courses for small groups, in excellent facilities.


Learn more and be inspired!


Brood diseases – Kent (9,10 September); Anatomy & Dissection – Devon (13,14 October); Microscopy – Kent (18,19 October); Microscopy – Bromsgrove (16,17 November).


See the full list of courses at the website … www.national-diploma-bees.org.uk


“Advancing Beekeeper Education”


BEGINNERS’ BEEKEEPING COURSE Starts August 2013. East Kent, Bridge, nr Canterbury. Four sessions each of theory and practical includes opening active beehives, you will handle bees before you have to commit to keeping them! All protective clothing and equipment will be supplied. Presented by Patrick Murfet, holder of the General Certificate in Beekeeping Husbandry. 01304 374824; mail@bee-equipment.co.uk or website www. bee-equipment.co.uk. Gift vouchers available.


INTRODUCTION TO BEEKEEPING Two 15-hour courses start 27 July (Saturday mornings) or 31 July (Wednesday mornings) in Quarndon, Derbyshire. Further details e-mail: bees@honeybee.org.uk


August 2013 Vol 95 No 8


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