WBKA Events

Mar
23
Mon
2020
Introduction to Beekeeping – Cancelled
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to Covid-19 the remainder of the sessions have been cancelled

Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers run a six session course in the theory and practice of beekeeping, At Kings Hill Nursery, Coventry  CV3 6PS
Mon evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 also Sat morning April 4

The course is aimed at those wishing to start keeping honeybees.

Cost : £70 (available as a Christmas present voucher)

Application forms can be found on the Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtkhViIKzBFqRc-W1j2ipwyiGk_FcZ_Nr1I–_9UwAhDKbgA/viewform

Mar
30
Mon
2020
Introduction to Beekeeping – Cancelled
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Due to Covid-19 the remainder of the sessions have been cancelled

Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers run a six session course in the theory and practice of beekeeping, At Kings Hill Nursery, Coventry  CV3 6PS
Mon evenings March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 also Sat morning April 4

The course is aimed at those wishing to start keeping honeybees.

Cost : £70 (available as a Christmas present voucher)

Application forms can be found on the Warwick and Leamington Beekeepers or at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtkhViIKzBFqRc-W1j2ipwyiGk_FcZ_Nr1I–_9UwAhDKbgA/viewform

Apr
25
Sat
2020
Two day Introduction to Beekeeping course – Shipston on Stour – Cancelled @ Brailes Village Hall
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day

Due to Covid-19 this course has been cancelled

Saturday 25/04/20 09.30 – 16.00  Brailes Village Hall OX15 5AS Theory – How a honeybee colony works; the beekeeping year; how to get started; essential equipment; harvesting your honey and wax.

Sunday 26/04/20 10.30 – 14.30  Practical at club apiary OX15 5HZ – Siting an apiary; assembling hive parts; apiary safety; inspecting a honeybee colony / handling bees (weather permitting)  Beesuits provided.

Light lunch and refreshments provided both days.

Cost £55 (couple £90)   Gift Voucher available.

Enrolment: www.sbka.org.uk/training

Enquiries: secretary@sbka.org.uk

May
2
Sat
2020
Queen Rearing Workshop – Cancelled @ Leamington Branch Training Apiary
May 2 – May 3 all-day

Due to restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 virus, the apiary will not be available during the lockdown period and the colonies therefore cannot be prepared.

Consequently, the event has now been cancelled.

This hands on introductory course will cover queen rearing methods suitable for those preparing for their General Husbandry Assessment or for those who wish to produce a few spare queens for their own apiary. The workshop, led by 3 GH assessors, will include stock selection, setting up cell raiser colonies, larval introduction using ‘Miller’ frames and grafted cell bars, setting up mating nucs and queen introduction. Materials will be provided. Delegates to provide own lunches and clean bee suits etc.

16 places

May
10
Sun
2020
Taster Session – Coventry – Postponed
May 10 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This session has been postponed – if you have booked,  someone will be in contact to tell you about alternative arrangements

Taster Session for prospective beekeepers. (booked places only) Ryton Apiary, Garden Organic, Ryton on Dunsmore

More information here

Jul
4
Sat
2020
Bee Health Day @ BBKA Headquarters
Jul 4 all-day

In conjunction with the NBU and by popular demand, Warwickshire Beekeepers are hosting a one day event that is open to beekeepers from across the country. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the NBU Bee Inspectors how to keep your bees healthy, how to spot disease issues and the actions necessary should you discover a potential problem. A key part of the day the chance to inspect diseased comb so that we are better equipped to spot problems in the field. The course is ideal preparation for the BBKA Bee Health Assessment.

60 places

Sep
13
Sun
2020
Taster Session – Coventry
Sep 13 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Taster Session for prospective beekeepers. (booked places only) Ryton Apiary, Garden Organic, Ryton on Dunsmore

More information here

Jan
16
Sat
2021
61st Annual Delegate Meeting, BBKA @ Virtual Event
Jan 16 all-day

British Beekeepers Association, 61st Annual Delegate Meeting

The British Beekeepers Association is holding its 61st Annual Delegate Meeting. This will be held virtually using Zoom.  More details will become available soon.

Some of the propositions to be put to the ADM include:

  • Increasing the annual capitation from £19 to £21 (effective Oct 2022) to
    offset a significant and believed continuing drop in donations to the Charity;
  • Changing the voting system at the ADM to a single tier weighted system;
  • The introduction of a set of criteria and procedures that will need to be met
    and followed before a new Area Association can be accepted as such.

Should you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Douglas Nethercleft, WBKA ADM Delegate

Feb
18
Thu
2021
Branch AGM, Warwick & Leamington @ Virtual Event
Feb 18 all-day

Upcoming WLBK 88th AGM

With Covid-19 restrictions, whatever they are at the time, there is still a need to have our Annual General Meeting in February 2021.

Clearly the opportunity to meet in person is extremely unlikely and the committee took the early decision to build on the experience of the County Association, which conducted a very successful (special) Annual General Meeting earlier in the year. We decide to bring together those who wish to be virtual attendees using Eventbrite. Following on from this, the meeting itself will be held using Zoom. Only those who have expressed a wish to virtually attend will be given the meeting logon details. This evidently is considered “good practice” in the new virtual world.

At the County Association (special) AGM the Zoom facility to register attendees voting was extensively used and we anticipate also using this facility. Clearly there is some work to be done by the committee members to ensure the smooth operation of the meeting on the day.

As an early notice, the formal dates for notifications, etc. are set out below:

  • Notify Members of AGM by 21 January 2021
  • Deadline for receipt of proposals by 4 February 2021
  • Circulation of Agenda for AGM  by 11 February 2021

 

Feb
20
Sat
2021
Introduction to Beekeeping – Coventry Branch – Cancelled @ Eathorpe Village Hall
Feb 20 – Feb 21 all-day

Apologies – Cancelled due to COVID

For those interested in taking up Beekeeping as a hobby.

Come and join Coventry Branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association for a weekend to learn more about Beekeeping

A two day Beginner Beekeeping course – Venue TBC

20th/21st February 2021

Details HERE