What’s new on the ABKA website?

Have you voted on the Bees Knees Up yet?

We are trialling this as a way to consult with the membership.  If we get a good response, it will be very encouraging,  and we can ask your views on other things.  It very easy, and completely confidential.  Please take a moment to cast your vote – you don’t even have to find a polling booth!

What are people talking about on the forum?

Virgin flights in Sutton in Craven, the Bee Health Day at Bradford University, and further thoughts on the Knees Up.  Take a look, and join in!

What’s happening at our Apiaries?

Read the latest happenings at East Riddlesden Hall and East Morton.


BIBBA Conference 2016 – Isle of Man

BIBBA Conference 2016 will be held on 20-22 September on the Isle of Man. Three full days of quality international speakers with lectures on many aspects of beekeeping: from beginner to expert there will be excellent content for all of us to improve our beekeeping.

Disease occurrence and spread and future threats to our bees are high profile; now is the time to focus on breeding from the best, locally, for less defensive, robust stocks of honey bees. Where better than a conference with like-minded beekeepers?

Speaker profiles, lecture content summaries and booking are all now available online, links below. Please take a look and whatever you do don’t miss the Early Bee prices, available now. Large choice of accommodation, conference dinner, lots to see, so why not extend your visit? See you there!

“This weekend’s conference was excellent and more than met expectations – I hope this sets the standard for future UK beekeeping events and look forward to the next one!” ~ Delegate feedback, Llangollen 2014.

bit.ly/ConferenceLinks for direct interactive links bit.ly/Conf01 for the website, also with full details.