Other Events…

Members can find a list of events below, that might be of interest, but are run by other associations.

Event Dates

National Honey Show 25th-27th October 2018

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ, UK, from Thursday 25th to Saturday 27th October 2018.

Promoting the highest quality honey and wax products with international classes, lecture convention, workshops and beekeeping equipment trade show.

Full details can be found on the National Honey Show website.

“Bee Improvement for All”

In conjunction with the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) YBKA will be holding “Bee Improvement for All” days on the 10th November in York and 11th November in Huddersfield, to attract as many Yorkshire beekeepers as possible. We are delighted that Roger Patterson has agreed to lead both day

These are all day events aimed at encouraging all beekeepers to improve their bees. The purpose is to help all beekeepers to continuously assess their colonies, so they have a good idea of which queens to cull, and which colonies to take queen cells from when they need new queens.

There will be tuition on how to raise queens using queen cells that bees often present us with during the summer, as well as some simple “artificial” techniques that may be suitable for the more advanced beekeeper, or those working in groups.

For full details and how to book, click on the following link.


RP event poster

Microscopy Days

John Charlton is running a series of Microscopy Days again on Saturdays, at Manchester Grammar School to cover the BBKA microscopy exam requirements and other related topics.  This will also cover the microscopy sections of the advanced Bee Husbandry exam.

Dates are as follows:
22 Sept
13 Oct
17 Nov
  8 Dec
12 Jan
  2 Feb
  9 Mar
27 Apr
Places on the course are limited but  John can be contacted phone on 0161 973 8961 or 0161 962 2284 or preferably by email johncharlton151@gmail.com