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COVID-19 and beekeeping

March 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Please click on the link below for guidance from the bee health policy teams in England, Wales and Scotland regarding beekeeping during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here:Covid-19_and_Beekeeping_Update_v1

All PDBKA Events Postponed / Cancelled until further notice.

March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

In these extraordinary times we have taken the decision to postpone or cancel our planned events. The apiary will be closed for the foreseeable future. Therefore no final new beekeeper training session on Sunday 29th, no Apiary cleaning day or Sunday Apiary sessions. The summer shows are being cancelled by [...]

Bumblebees face mass extinction amid ‘climate chaos’, scientists warn

March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

‘We have now entered the world’s sixth mass extinction event — the biggest, most rapid global biodiversity crisis since a meteor ended the age of the dinosaurs’ A massive decline of bumblebees — the world’s most important pollinators — is now underway due to “climate chaos” and other human impacts on the world, [...]

WSBKA Bee Market & Auction

March 4th, 2020|0 Comments

The West Sussex Beekeepers’ Association is again organising a Bee Market and Auction for the benefit of its members and non-members with beekeepers attending to buy and sell from a very wide area. The event will again take place at Chichester College's Brinsbury Campus in Pulborough, West Sussex on Saturday [...]

February 26th 2020: National Bee Unit update

February 27th, 2020|0 Comments

With bad weather conditions affecting much of the UK, please take some time to read the below update and check on your colonies. STORES Please keep a check on the winter stores. Hefting is the preferred method, gently tilt the hive from the rear to give an indication of the [...]

BBKA Spring Convention Cancelled

February 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 April 2020 The Beekeeping Event of the Year!  Cancelled 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 [...]


February 14th, 2020|0 Comments

One of the more unlikely films competing in this years Oscars is a fascinating story about a wild beekeeper in the Balkans. Honeyland has a strong ecological message, but it's the life story of the woman at the centre of the film that has struck a chord around the [...]