Other Events

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

Event Dates 2022

Lancashire and North West BKA Spring Convention

Date:  Saturday 5th March
Venue: ARCHBISHOP TEMPLE SCHOOLSt. Vincents Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8RA

The conventions programme is always designed to combine both the practical and the theoretical; and to encourage beekeepers to think about how they keep their bees.

Full programme is below

9.00    Convention opens.  Registration and refreshments
9.40     Welcome by the President of Lancashire BKA
9.50 – 11.00     “The work of the charity Bees Abroad” Richard Ridler
11.00 – 11.25  Refreshments
11.25 – 12.35  “What’s going on in my hive?” Gerry Collins
12.35 – 1.20     Lunch
1.20 – 1.50   Presentation of trophy and Certificates
1.50 – 3.00       “Drone Laying Queens and Laying Workers” Jane Ridler
3.00 – 3.25       Refreshments
3.25 – 4.35       “What do I do about this? (Problems and solutions)” Gerry Collins
4.35 – 4.45       Closing words
4.45     Convention closes

Hopefully stalls will include

Bees Abroad

Bee Keepers Supplies – Preston Branch

BIBBA Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (TBC)

Heritage Wild Flowers

Northern Bee Books

V&Js Lotions & Potions

BBKA Special Editions

Lytham Gin www.sandgrownspirits.co.uk featuring Bees Knees Gin

LJM Glass – items often feature bees, other insects and flowers

Convention Arrangements

The Convention will be held at Archbishop Temple School, St Vincent’s Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 8RA.

Lunch (included) Menu to be advised. Please indicate if the vegetarian option is required, on the reply form.

Refreshments available morning and afternoon are included.

Booking arrangements

The fee for the Convention will be £21.00 for the full day including lunch. Under 18s pay only £11.00 (for the meal).

Early Bird Discount: If payment is received by Friday 25th Feb 2022, the fee for the Convention is only £16 (still only £11 for under 18s).

Both the following steps are required to book places:

  1. Please click here to complete the attached Google Form with your details and the names of those you are booking for and how you will be paying for your places.
  2. Please pay by BACS if possible, to L&NW Beekeepers Association. Sort code 23-05-80, account no 40971408. Please put Sp Conv in the ref line.

Alternatively, send cheques made payable to “Lancashire & NW BKA” to Viki Cuthbertson, 18 Highgate Avenue, Fulwood PR2 8LL asap, to make the catering easier. To qualify for the Early Bird Discount, the payment must have been received by Friday 25th February 2022.

When payment has been received you will be sent an e-mail confirming your places have been booked.

All the details can be found on the Lancs & NW BKA website

BBKA Spring Convention 2022

Dates: 8-10 April 2022
Venue: Harper Adams University, near Telford in Shropshire, TF10 8NB

Back Again Face to Face…

Any beekeepers starting after April 2019 won’t have had a chance to come to a face- to-face Spring Convention, so this is aimed in part at you, and other beekeepers who’ve never made it to the event. For those of you Zoomed out by online lectures and workshops, this is a great opportunity to look forward to meeting up in person.

The event is held across the campus, with beekeeping lectures, workshops, the (Saturday only) commercial trade show and the not-for-profit area where you’ll find the BBKA trustees and staff. There are places to sit and have a coffee and catch up with beekeepers you know and the opportunity to meet beekeepers you don’t know too!

Stewarding at the event is a good way of meeting people and getting to know the event. For more information, please click here

The full programme will be available here in mid-January.

Ticket sales open on 31st January.

Five good reasons to come to the convention

  • Great lecture programme for all beekeepers
  • Practical workshops to learn new skills
  • Amazing bargains to be had at the trade show and maybe try on that new beesuit for size
  • Chat to other beekeepers and enjoy a break in any of these places: Graze; Kaldi Café; Teaching Block; Regional Food Academy; Trade Show Cafe & Bar

Listen and join in with the debates in Speakers’ Corner

There will be limited overnight accommodation at Harper Adams, available for three-night dinner, bed & breakfast only, and likely to sell out quickly. If you plan to stay, you may wish to book alternative accommodation.

All details can be found on the BBKA Spring Convention website