BBKA News

BBKA News

  • Congratulations to all those who passed their Basic Assessment in Beekeeping in 2019!

    We hope you all have an excellent year beekeeping in 2020 - well done on a fantastic achievement. Basic_Results_for_2019.pdf
  • BBKA 2020 Spring Convention

    Build your own hive on Saturday 4th - CW28 Build your own complete hive on Saturday 4th - see CW28 Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 April 2020 The Beekeeping Event of the Year! 20+ Lectures; 50+ Workshops & Seminars for all levels of beekeeping experience including BBKA Funded Research Session Friday Large Trade Show Saturday  ♦ Not for Profit Exhibitors Friday and Saturday Excellent facilities; great value catering and accommodation available Click on the BLUE links below for more information  Download the Full Programme or FAQS Read How to Book using the web-based system. Book now for Wristbands, Workshops & Seminars, Accommodation and Dinners. Click for the three day Events Schedules . Details of the Lecture Programme are here Workshops & Seminars information is here; please read before booking. Tradeshow Saturday 4th only; open t...
  • BBKA 2020 Spring Convention FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions Please check these FAQs for answers.  If the information you seek isn’t here, there is further information in the Convention Programme, available now.  Where and when is the Convention? The Convention is held at Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB; 3rd – 5th April 2020, with a Welcome dinner at 7pm on Thursday 2nd.  There is additional Accommodation at Priorslee, Telford TF2 9NT   When is the Tradeshow? The Commercial Tradeshow is on Saturday 4th only: 08.30 – 16.30. There is a Not-for-Profit Exhibition on both Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th.   When are online bookings open? From noon on 13th January until 3rd February (for accommodation), until 24th March for most other items, or until individual workshops, dinners, etc are full.  After 24th March, wristband tickets cannot be booked until Thursday 2nd April after 15.00, when they can be purchased at the ‘On-the-Day’ rate, at the...
  • BeeBase - NBU registration scheme

    Why join Beebase? BeeBase is full of useful information including: Advice for Beekeepers Apiary Inspections & Training Bee Pests, Diseases & Maps Consumer & Environmental Protection Hive Count Legislation, Imports and Exports Medicines Publications Research and Development Image Gallery Varroa calculator to work out if you need to treat for varroa E-training on Honey Bee Pests, Diseases and Viruses Join BeeBase here for free By signing up to BeeBase as a Beekeeper you can then take advantage of the free services the NBU offer.  Their website is packed with useful information, documents and downloads.  If you have any disease concerns you can contact your Regional or Seasonal bee inspector and they can visit your hives. No charge is made for an apiary visit by a fully qualified Bee-inspector. The inspector will check for signs of disease or pests, and will provide you with help and advice on good husbandry, a...
  • ASIAN HORNET  Vespa Velutina nigrithorax CONFERENCE in February - book now

    ASIAN HORNET  Vespa Velutina nigrithorax CONFERENCE Please note the venue change. We have changed the venue to accommodate the large number of AHAT team members wishing to attend. It'll be at  Myton School, Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PJ (This is where the ADM is held) 10am-16.00 on Saturday 8th February 2020 This conference is free and for all Asian Hornet Team Leaders or representatives from Area Associations. Initially there will be an opportunity for two representatives from each Association area but if requested more individuals may be able to attend, it is dependent on the maximum numbers in the hall. Regional Bee Inspectors are also invited. The purpose of the conference is to learn more about Asian Hornets and the current research, examine the experience during 2019 and develop a way forward considering  suggestions from those involved in incidents Nigel Semmence, Sandra Gray (NBI) and Belinda Philipson (Defra Policy) will update the conference on the cu...

The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

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The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire. We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members old and new can gain experience in handling bees.

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