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BBKA has completed the set-up phase of the online Learning Platform. Now, every BBKA Member can access study units by using their membership number as a login and creating an account at:


  • BBKA Training Courses
    on 15th April 2024 at 2:29 pm

    The following training courses are now available to book: Advanced Husbandry Assessment Training - 2 day course - fully Booked - please email: to go onto a waiting list Honey Bee Health - Train the Trainer Course - 1 day course - only 2 places remaining Queen Rearing Course - Train the Trainer Course - 1 day course - fully Booked - please email: to go onto a waiting list For further details and to book your place click here.

  • Spring Convention
    on 15th April 2024 at 2:28 pm

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  • BBKA Spring Convention Presentations
    on 15th April 2024 at 10:07 am

    With thanks to the presenters involved and sponsors, particularly The Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers for supporting the recordings, the BBKA is delighted to bring you presentations from recent Spring Conventions. These presentations are available on the BBKA YouTube Channel. Please click on the titles below to access individual recordings. Subscribing to the channel is free, and if you subscribe to the channel and 'click the bell' you will receive updates when more videos are uploaded. 2024 Prof. Tom D Seeley  Nature-based beekeeping  (available soon) Alexandra Sapoznik Beeswax in medieval England (available soon)  Martin Gabel Biotechnical Varroa control in summertime (available soon) John Hendrie British beekeeping for 150 years (available soon) Jamie Ellis Mating biology of the honey bee (available soon)   Eleanor Jones 2023 Asian hornet outbreak (available soon) 2023 Chris Park: ‘The Feminine Monarchie’ - 162...

  • Spring Convention Trade Show
    on 15th April 2024 at 9:53 am

    Not for Profit Exhibition for 2025 will be 4th and 5th April. Trade Show on 5th April 2025 only. The annual pilgrimage to a dedicated Beekeepers’ Trade Show is as essential as it has always been.  And our lunchtime Hog Roast and Ice Cream van at the entrance are extra temptations! In this post pandemic day and age, when the norm seems to be a stream of vans delivering your every need to your door, it seems impossible for a beekeeper not to reach the minimum free delivery target. However well that works for your known consumables with repeat orders of what you know you need, what about all those things you didn’t know you needed and that you wouldn’t be browsing a catalogue for! There really are enormous amounts of innovative and important developments covering all aspects of beekeeping and the exhibitors at Trade Shows are available and willing to help to explain all. This is also an opportunity to examine the qualities of ranges of similar pr...

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