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This page is temporary and will be reconstructed as a matter of priority when time permits. To the best of my knowledge all the links on the left are active and much information can be gleaned from them.  To find information about events in your area please visit your local BKA website.

I have included a few good future events below that I know about. Roger Patterson.
There are many events throughout the beekeeping calendar. These vary from the local BKA to international events. All of them should add to your learning, but you should make sure that what you learn fits in with your management system. If not, then perhaps you can modify what you learn, or your own system to suit.
The local BKA events can often be the most suitable, as they have presumably been organised by people who know your conditions and situation. If not, then have a word with your organiser - they often need feedback.

If there is a larger event, such as a county, national or international event then have a look at the programme to see if the content suits you. There is no point attending if you are going to waste a day.



Year 2014

January 2014

            Saturday 25th January, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day at Fulwood, Lancashire. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Lancashire and North West BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.



            Sunday 26th January, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day at Frodsham, Cheshire. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Cheshire BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.


February 2014

            Saturday 1st February, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day in Guernsey. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Guernsey BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.



            Sunday 2nd February, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day in Jersey. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Jersey BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.



            Saturday 8th February, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day in Shropshire. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Shropshire BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.



            Sunday 9th February, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day in Worcestershire. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Worcestershire BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.



            Saturday February 22nd 2014

          West Sussex BKA Convention, Pulborough, West Sussex.

          A good day with good speakers and demonstrators. Lectures and workshops - something for everyone.

          Lunch will be included

March 2014
               
  
Saturday March 8th 2014

            Wisborough Green Division - West Sussex BKA
               Beginners Day.
               

                Suitable for Beginners, Improvers, and Non - Beekeepers
                At:- Village Hall, Lower Street, Pulborough, West Sussex. RH20 2BF

                Find details here just scroll down the page.

                This is one of the largest one day Beginners events and has gained an enviable reputation for delivering good quality                 content based on many years of practical experience. Attendees regularly come from some distance, often by                                 recommendation from previous attendees.

                A must if you have just started or are thinking of starting beekeeping.

                If you live some distance away advice can be given for accommodation.

                        

            Saturday 15th March, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day in Sheffield. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Sheffield BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.



            Sunday 16th March, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day in Whitby. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Whitby and District BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.



            Saturday 29th March, 2014

          "Bee Improvement for All" day in Wiltshire. Organised by BIBBA in conjunction with Wiltshire BKA.

            This is one of several that will be held countrywide to encourage the "ordinary" beekeeper to improve their bees using simple methods.

            Very highly recommended.


April 2014

            4-6 April. BBKA Spring Convention
                Harper Adams University College, Shropshire.
                Loads of things to do - trade stands, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, etc
                Check BBKA website for details

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                Saturday April 26th 2014
                West Sussex BKA Annual Auction, Pulborough.
                The number of lots vary with 486 lots in 2011. The sale itself took over 5 hours.
                It is a full day with Payne's in attendance. Buyers come from all over the country.
                There is always plenty of fun and banter - come along and join in.

                Auctioneer is Roger Patterson, with Nell who is probably the best known dog in beekeeping.


May 2014

June 2014

July 2014

            Sunday 27th July to Friday 1st August, 2014

          FIBKA Summer School... Gormanston, Six days, Tom Seeley from U.S. is the main lecturer.

                There are many other lectures, workshops and practical sessions. 

        Very strongly recommended, probably the world's best week - long beekeeping event.

               There are usually a large number of attendees from England, Wales and Scotland.

               Book early if you want onsite accommodation.

August 2014

September 2014
               
  
26-28th September 2014

            BIBBA 50th Anniversary Conference
               Combined with SICAMM Biennial Conference.
               

                A conference for all Beekeepers


                At:- The Pavilion, Llangollen, North Wales

                Find details here.

                The focus will be on bee improvement, bee breeding, queen rearing and the management of native and near native honey bees. There will be something of interest for all beekeepers.                

October 2014

November 2014

December 2014