2018 Programme

2018 Programme
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2018 Programme of Events

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Indoor Meetings…

There will no longer be a regular raffle, however small prizes would be welcome for the Joint Meetings [see below]…

Tuesday 20th February

A Paleontologist’s Perspective on the Evolutionary History of Bees. Dr John Varker 

Joint Meeting with Ryedale Naturalists in the Methodist Schoolroom, Kirbymoorside, at 7.30pm

Saturday 24th March – YBKA Spring Conference, Manor Academy, York YO26 6PA

Tuesday 10th April

Honey Extraction and Showing

Mike and Judith Rowbottom [Harrogate and Ripon BKA], Wombleton Village Hall, at 7pm


13th-15th April, BBKA Annual Spring Convention Harper Adams University, Shropshire

Tuesday 8th May

Bee Allergy – Dr Mathew Herbert

Joint Meeting with Malton BKA, Wombleton Village Hall, at 7pm

Apiary Visits…

Sunday 20th May

Spring Management  Demonstrator Philip Closier. At 2pm at Caucklands Waste Transfer site 

This can be found at Outgang Road, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7JA.  Drive towards Scarborough on A170 from centre of Thornton Le Dale. At top of hill before you leave Village is Outgang Lane on your left… look for RBKA sign in verge. Turn up lane, then 100m or so on left turn towards the Waste Site. Look for RBKA sign in verge and then drive towards the gates ( on the right) you will be directed from there.

Sunday 10th June  

What not to do in beekeeping  Demonstrator TBC. At 2pm in Stephen Hudson’s Apiary. 

July 10th-12th, Great Yorkshire Show at the Showground, Harrogate

Sunday 22nd July at 2pm

Location:  Kay and David Stevens’ Apiary, Levisham meet at Janet and Robin’s first,  The Hall, Levisham YO18 7NL  

Parking will be along the road.  Enter on foot through the archway. For the second part of the apiary visit is at Grove House, Levisham Station. It is probably best to share lifts as the road down to the Station is single track with few passing places and can be a bit of a surprise with a drop down the Slack on one side as you come over the cattle grid.  There will sufficient parking space available at Grove House.  Following the hive inspection there will be Tea and cakes on the terrace with luck there may be the occasionally passing steam train.

 July 31st Ryedale Show at Wilburn Park, Kirbymoorside [follow link

Sunday 12th August

 Demonstrator TBC. Ian and Rachel Jones’ Apiary, Old Byland, at 2pm 

Indoor Meetings…

Tuesday  11th September

Joint Meeting with Malton BKA. Queen Rearing by Ged Marshall. At the Yorkshire Arboretum, starting at 7pm

Tuesday 9th October

Wax Processing and Candle Making, by Shirley Bond Master Beekeeper Darlington BKA. In Wombleton Village Hall, starting at 7pm

October 20th and 21st – Countryside Live Show at the Showground, Harrogate

Tuesday  13th November

AGM of the RBKA  In Wombleton Village Hall, starting at 7pm

P1020480 December – Christmas Meal  venue and date to be confirmed.