News from British Bee Keepers Association and Yorkshire Bee Keepers Association

Summaries and links to the latest news, bulletins and announcements from the British Beekeepers Association [BBKA] and theYorkshire Beekeepers Association [YBKA].

September YBKA Newsletter 

The September YBKA Newsletter is now available.

YBKA and BBKA Courses

There are a number of courses for Members this Autumn, booking are going well and there are a few places left, so book early to avoid disappointment:
With expert tutors Dave Shannon and Tony Jefferson
Held at Harrogate Event centre, there is just 1 place left.
See link  below for booking:
Tutors: Simon & Wendy Maslin, with Master beekeepers from Beverley BKA
Held at YBKA Pavillion in Harrogate, there are 9 places available
See link  below for booking:
Tutors: Bronwen White, Master Beekeeper from Rotherham BKA and Roger Pool Chair of Halifax Beekeepers
Held at YBKA Pavillion in Harrogate, there are 10 places available
See link  below for booking:

August YBKA Newsletter

The YBKA August Newsletter is now available.

News from BBKA

A letter, sent on behalf of a number of beekeeping and bee-oriented organisations, has been sent to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It concerns pesticide use and bees.

A copy of the letter has been sent to us by BBKA and may be found by following this link.

May and June YBKA Newsletters 

The May and June Newsletters from YBKA are now available.

March and April Newsletters from YBKA

Technical issues have now been resolved and the March and April YBKA Newsletters are now available to view via these links.

The YBKA have organised two further events this year.

The first prepares beekeepers for the first stages of the General Bee Husbandry and is in the form of 3 sessions during May and June [see link for details] held in Doncaster, Huddersfield and Whitby.  This is a similar pattern of sessions as previously run but this time the emphasis is on practical hands-on work in the apiary.  The cost is £20 per session (including lunch and refreshments) or, if anyone wishes to attend all 3 the full cost is £50. The tutors have placed a restriction of 12 places at each session.

The 2nd is Mead and Melomel  course which will be held on September 14th at the Great Yorkshire Show ground in Harrogate.  The cost for this is £35.  Full details in the flier attached but there are only 24 places available so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for both courses can be made via the YBKA website

February  Newsletter from YBKA

The YBKA February Newsletter is now available to read online.

 Wax Course

As advertised in the January YBKA Newsletter, a wax and candle day titled From Comb to Candles and More is to be held in the Hives and Honey & YBKA Normanby Pavilion at the Great Yorkshire Showground over the weekend 4th and 5th May

This is a ONE-DAY course organised in conjunction with Harrogate BKA so you can book for EITHER Saturday OR Sunday.  Places will be allocated equally between the 2 associations.

Tutors are John Chandler, Janice Fulton, Shirley and Richard Bond and Sarah Haynes.

All bookings can be made via the YBKA website

Booking is now open (the cost is £40). There will be 20 places available for each day.  Until the end of February the places will be restricted to 10 places per day from each of HRBKA and YBKA.  Booking will be on a first come first served basis.  On 1st March any remaining places will be open to anyone, including people from associations further afield.

BBKA January Message from the Chair

The January Newsletter from BBKA is now available to read online.

January Newsletter from YBKA

The YBKA January Newsletter is now available to read online.

December Newsletter from YBKA and Spring Conference

The YBKA December newsletter is now available as well as the YBKA AGM minutes for 2018.

Please note that the booking facility for members wishing to reserve places at the Spring Conference [see below] is now operational.  YBKA members should go to the YBKA website to book.

2019 YBKA Spring Conference Update

The brochure for the 2019 YBKA Spring Conference may be viewed by following the links below:

Latest from BBKA

This link takes you to the latest bulletin from the Chair of BBKA concerning, amongst other things, the Honey Survey. See Chair’s statement…

News from BBKA

To read the latest news and information from BBKA…follow the link

Yorkshire Bee Keepers Association Study Days

Details of the Winter Training Modules provided by YBKA are now available, and can be viewed by following this link: 2018/19 winter module study days.

Great ideas for a knowledge-building day out!

Roger Patterson Bee Improvement Event

YBKA is organising a day with Roger Patterson entitled a Bee Improvement Event. This is being held twice, over the weekend of the 10/11 November. Details on the YBKA website.

New BBKA Forum Established

A new Forum for discussions on bees and beekeeping has been set up by the British Bee Keepers Association, it may be accessed here:  BBKA Forum