Join us at the BBQ…

Please come and join us for our summer social Barbeque on 21st August from
4pm till 7pm at our apiary at Hilton Green (Hilton Green, Hilton Lane, Essington
WV11 2BG).

It’s well overdue and we’re really excited at this great opportunity to catch-up and share stories accompanied with some really tasty food and drink.
We’ll also be celebrating the fantastic success of members who have taken exams and practical assessments – for these members (that can make it) we’ll be handing out their BBKA certificates; so please come along to give them a well deserved
round of applause.

We will be providing the usual barbeque fare: burgers, sausages, pulled pork and vegetarian options, buns, quiches, salads, etc. along with soft drinks. Tea and coffee will be available to purchase. For those that like an alcoholic drink you are welcome to bring your own. And for dessert we encourage members to bring cake to share with others.

Club members’ family and friends are welcome as well. We would appreciate it if you could let us know in advance if you can make it and how many people you’re bringing, so we can cater accordingly.

Tickets priced at £5 will be on sale at Shugborough on the Thursdays and Saturdays
before the Barbeque.

Payment Methods
Cheque, BACS or direct payment.
If you wish to pay by BACS, account details are:
Bank: CAF Bank Ltd
Account Name: South Staffordshire & District
Beekeepers Association
Account Number: 00095894 • Sort Code: 40 52 40
using reference: BBQ your name
Or pay cash on the day!

How to get there
Hilton Green is just south of M6 Junction 11 at the location labelled Forest of Mercia.
There is free parking on the site. We have use of the large polytunnel, so if the weather is poor, we can socialise (at an appropriate distance) under cover.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Ed Bennett – SS&DBKA Secretary

Facebook & WhatsApp

Did you know that the club has a facebook page and various WhatsApp groups running on line.

Load the facebook app and type South Staffs Beekeepers into the search field to go and find out what subscribers are talking about right now.

The club has a number of WhatsApp groups running to enable members to keep in touch with each other and share advice and experiences.

Lockdown Quiz

During November we usually meet up for a pre Christmas social, either playing skittles or throwing bean bag bees at flower targets while missing the hornets.

But not this year, we had to be happy with a socially distanced Zoom Quiz and very happy we were trying to figure out the answers to a whole pile of interesting questions set by our very own Stuart ably assisted by Dayna complete with her traditional antenna.

The special Lockdown Quiz produced the usual winners and runners up and was enjoyed by all with calls for us to do it again in the future.