Free BBKA talk on Beekeeping Module Exam Techniques – Tuesday 30th March

Dan Basterfield is running a free online talk tomorrow evening (Tuesday 30th March) on ‘Module Exam Techniques’, aiming to give tips on how to approach the exams to give best account of your studies. Replays via the same link if you miss the live talk.

Details and registration here:

Webinar on Comb Management – 8th April at 7pm

The next WBKA webinar will be on Thursday 8th April at 7pm when Lynfa Davies, NDB will be talking about Comb Management.  For more details and to register please use the link below, 

This webinar is open to anyone and we are sure that it will be a popular topic especially at this time of year when colonies are building.  Please circulate the link as widely as possible so that everyone has the chance to register.

Brood Frame Lots of Sealed Brood and House Bees

Petition to stop Honey Bee imports

The WBKA Management Team are supporting the petition to the UK Government to stop the importation of honey bees into GB from the EU via Northern Ireland.  The link below will give you more information and access to sign the petition.

We hope that you will help us to share this link with as many beekeepers in Wales as possible and that a good number of them will decide to sign the petition.

WBKA Convention – Saturday 27th March

Next Saturday, 27th March, will be the WBKA virtual Convention.  Rather than cancelling the Convention for a second year, due to covid restrictions, the WBKA Events Team have organised a virtual event which we hope Association members will fully support. Please circulate these details widely and ask all your beekeeping friends and acquaintances to visit the link to the convention webpages on the WBKA website.  The attached flyer gives all the details of how to register for the speakers and to join the drop in chat sessions during the day. Details of how to join these are also on the website along with our virtual trade show. The event is totally free and open to anyone whether or not they are WBKA members.

Our speakers will cover beekeeping in Ireland (Paul O’Brien), which flowers bees choose to visit (Dr Laura Jones) and why some colonies are resistant to varroa (Prof. Stephen Martin).  Our final webinar is the ever popular Question and Answer session where the audience can question a panel of expert beekeepers on any beekeeping topics. These sessions all require attendees to preregister (links are given on the attached flyer or can be found on the convention webpages).

Also on the day are drop in sessions that you do not need to preregister for – just use the link at the appropriate time.  During these sessions you can talk to members of the WBKA team.  The 11.45 to 12.45 session is your opportunity to ask about practical assessments such as the Basic Husbandry etc.  At 10.15 and 12.45 there are more general sessions where you can ask about or suggest anything that is relevant to the WBKA.  

WBKA Convention 2021 – flyer(1)