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Carlisle Beekeepers Association has a series of winter meetings in Houghton Village Hall, regular apiary days at the Walby apiary, plus the association attends a variety agricultural and flower shows.


Winter Programme ~ 2015

Winter meetings are held at Houghton Village Hall ~ starting 7:30pm.

23rd January

Annual Dinner Eden Golf Club

23rd February

Julia Pigott Beesí wax: history, biology, economics

30th March

Fred Ayres Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping

27th April

David Walmsley What to Do When Queen Cells are spotted


Visit to an out apiary TBC

28th September

Lorraine Priestly Creativity with Wax

26th October

Honey Show

30th November



Apiary Days ~ 2015

Apiary Days at the association apiary at Walby ~ starting at 2pm

At Saturday meetings, beginning in May, there will be a short talk on apiary management by a branch member. The topics suggested, although these may be varied, are queen rearing, hygiene routine, disease control options, record keeping and feeding.



 11th April *

26th April

9th May

24th May

6th June

21st June

4th July

19th July

1st August

16th August

29th August

13th September

26th September*


*First and last meetings will be clean up days.


Agricultural & Flower Shows ~ 2015

Carlisle Beekeepers Association attends the following shows.

All dates and Events to be confirmed


Daltson Show 2008 ~ Lorraine Priestly
Walter at Dalton Show ~ Lorraine Priestley

Daltson Show 2008 ~ Lorraine Priestly
Dalton Show ~ Lorraine Priestley

Daltson Show 2008 ~ Lorraine Priestly
Observation Hive at Dalton Show ~ Lorraine Priestley