Queen Rearing Webinar

The next WBKA webinar will be on TUESDAY 23rd May at 7.30pm when the subject will be Queen Rearing with Miriam Knight.  Due to speaker availability, this is a change from our monthly webinar being on a Thursday.  We do hope that you will


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Miriam accidentally acquired bees 28 years ago at a time when it was common to import queens. Testing them in her small, dark colonies, it became evident to Miriam that there was more to local adaptation and colony success.
When she finished her role as a headteacher, she had more time to delve into her hobby and join in with the activities of Gwent Beekeepers. She is passionate about providing quality learning opportunities and raising the standards of learning experiences for beginners. With her Gwent colleagues, she produces forty or more colonies for new beekeepers each year using local queens.
Join us to learn more about the methods used by Miriam to rear these successful locally adapted queens.

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

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Basic Assessment applications

You have until midnight on May 1st to submit your application to take the Basic Assessment in 2023.

With over 20 candidates already entered, I would like to request that you get your applications through to me ASAP, to give me the best possible chance of getting instructions out to Assessors and Associations in the first week of May.

You can apply online here: https://wbka.com/2022/01/05/wbka-basic-assessment/

You can email me with any questions or queries here: education@wbka.com

I look forward to hearing from you very soon.
Liz Childerley
WBKA Exam Secretary


Please bear in mind that my Exam Secretary role is done voluntarily – I will always endeavour to answer your email as quickly as possible, although there may be an occasional delay. If you request is urgent, then please try to reach me on 07734 383 510