Presidents’ Q&A Panel – Wednesday 1st December

Our next online session is on Wednesday the 1st of December, where we are delighted to welcome the following presidents of national beekeeping associations. They will be discussing beekeeping in the UK and Ireland.
Phil McAnespie – Scottish Beekeepers’ Association
Ann Rowberry – British Beekeepers’ Association
John Bowles – Welsh Beekeepers’ Association
John Hill – Ulster Beekeepers’ Association
Paul O’Brien – Federation of Irish Beekeepers’ Association

To register for this free, informative event, please visit
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2939875705274625808
Your questions for this panel are most welcome, so please email these as soon as possible to ensure your question is asked on the night. Please email our ICT Manager ict@scottishbeekeepers.org.uk

NDB Bee Behaviour Course

The National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) are running a 2 day Bee Behaviour course in Wrexham on the weekend of 19 & 20 February 2022. It will be delivered by Marin Anastasov and Lynfa Davies, both NDBs. Details may be found in the Eventbrite link below. WBKA encourages any of its members interested in this topic to consider enrolling for the course, and will support those who do enrol by reimbursing 25% of their course fee after they complete it. Please note that the NDB Short Courses are aimed at those beekeepers with some experience of the craft, not beginners or novices. The organisers will provide guidance to applicants as to the appropriateness of the course to their stage of beekeeping.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/honey-bee-behaviour-north-wales-tickets-201575055417

WBKA Webinar – Colonsay’s Native Honey Bee Reserve – 11th November 2021

Colonsay’s Native Honey Bee Reserve – Ann Chilcott, Scottish Expert Beemaster

Join us for a webinar on Nov 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM GMT.

Register now!

Ann will speak about her visit to Andrew Abrahams’ native bee reserve and you will hear about beekeeping on a marginal island off the west coast of Scotland where conditions are challenging. You will also enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of your armchairs and sofas.

Ann is a retired public health nurse with a diploma in nurse education. She has been keeping bees for 17 years in the Scottish Highlands and holds the Scottish Expert Beemaster certificate and an HNC in Countryside Management. Ann combines these skills in her self-appointed, mostly voluntary, role of honey bee health champion and beekeeping educator. She takes every opportunity to learn from other beekeepers and has travelled widely visiting beekeepers and giving presentations overseas. Her favourite part of beekeeping is engaging with children and, over the summer, many visit her apiary and observation hive: she is known locally as The Bee Lady.

Ann writes for various beekeeping magazines and her weekly blog on www.beelistener.co.uk is currently read in over 100 countries.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Another way to register is to use the link https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3904554223735312653

 

Microscopy course

The National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB) are running a 2 day Microscopy course in Cirencester on the weekend of 11 & 12 December. It will be delivered by Marin Anastasov and Lynfa Davies, both NDBs. Details may be found in the Eventbrite link below. WBKA encourages any of its members interested in this topic to consider enrolling for the course, and will support those who do enrol by reimbursing 25% of their course fee after they complete it.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/microscopy-for-beekeepers-cirencester-tickets-201528104987

Scottish Beekeepers webinar – 3rd November

We are delighted to welcome our next guest speaker at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 3rd of November, Bob Binnie, a bee farmer from Georgia, USA.
Bob shall be discussing ‘The beekeeping year in Georgia’ as well as talking about his years of beekeeping experience across the USA.
Bob and Suzette Binnie run the Blue Ridge Honey Company, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Georgia, USA. They have apiaries in Northeast Georgia, Western North Carolina and South Georgia.
Bob is the past President of the Georgia State Beekeepers’ Association and has served 2 terms on the Board of Directors. He is a past President of the Northeast GA. Mountain Beekeepers’ Association, as well as past President of the Macon County Beekeepers’ Club in North Carolina.
He has been voted the Georgia State Beekeeper of the Year by the Georgia State Beekeepers’ Association and is often a guest speaker at clubs and can be found teaching classes at many beekeeping schools.
To register for our informative, free webinar please visit
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3937760568393152782