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Witney Bees Winter Talk #2: “The Coming Season – are you prepared?” by Roger Patterson

5th February 2020 @ 18:30 - 21:00

£5 – £11

Witney Bees invites members of OBKA to their next Winter Talk:

The second of our winter talks for 2020 by Roger Patterson – “The Coming Season – are you prepared?” and you can sign up for a Fish and Chip supper before the talk (see below).

Roger is a renowned writer and speaker. He passes on his knowledge that is gained from his overwhelming experience in keeping and observing bees, in the hope it helps beekeepers to keep their bees in an understanding and caring way. He presents the popular BIBBA “Bee Improvement for All (BIFA)” days.

Roger is a celebrity in his own right but more importantly he is a practical beekeeper who started beekeeping in West Sussex in 1963. He is known for his innovative approach to beekeeping and is heavily involved in the craft, being a demonstrator at his local BKA since the early 1970s and manager of their teaching apiary. He had a full term as BBKA Trustee, is currently a BIBBA Trustee and Vice President of Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd (BDI). He has experience of dealing with a fairly large number of colonies, in addition to running 130 of his own for about 15 years.

He states in this February’s issue of BeeCraft magazine, where he has a full page interview, that the most important pieces of beekeeping equipment are:- “A good quality smoker, a sharp hive tool and a camera”.


Fish Supper

There is a change to our normal lecture pattern and that is we will be arranging a Fish & Chip (in the paper) supper at 6.30pm prior to the lecture staring at 7.30pm.

Fish & Chips MUST be pre-ordered with Vera vera.jordanat11@gmail.com by noon on Tuesday 4th Feb

Please let Vera (vera.jordanat11@gmail.com) know either way if you want to pre-order Fish & Chips for 6.30pm when replying or you just wish to attend the talk at 7.30pm.

Cost: Fish & Chips & cuppa and talk £11.00. Talk only £5 on the door (under 16’s always free entrance, if accompanied by an adult)


Parking in High Street near the front of the building but parking is best at the rear (near to Hacketts) which is in Waitrose car park. Follow the P parking signs to the car park and park nearest the Bistro/Cafe “Hacketts“ which is at the other end to Waitrose actual building . If you walk along the footpath past Hacketts you will gain access to the rear of The Methodist Church close by.

This will be a popular event and all bee enthusiasts are welcome.


5th February 2020
18:30 - 21:00
£5 – £11
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Witney Bees
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Wesley Room – Methodist Church, Witney
Wesley room, The Methodist Church, High Street,
Witney,OX28 6HGUnited Kingdom
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