Copyright: Halifax and District Beekeepers Association.                          Rules of the Association                                                 Last updated: 10th September2018

Halifax and District Beekeepers Association

Wednesday 10th January

Three short talks by Committee Members

Pollen in Honey - Roger Pool

Planting for Bees - Elaine Robinson

Bee Law - John Williams (May include a quiz.)

Wednesday 14th February

The History of Bees

A talk by John Varker, Leeds Geology Society

Saturday 3rd March

Bee Trade Exhibition

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

Wednesday 14th March

Varroa Treatment Throughout the Year

A talk by Ivor Flatman, National Bee Unit

Saturday 24th March

YBKA Conference

Manor C of E Academy, York

Wed 4th April to Wed 16th May

Beginners’ Course – 7 weeks 7.30 - 9.30 at Hebden Bridge Methodist Church

Phil Gee –  01422 886114

Wednesday 11th April

Bumblebee Surveying in Peak District and South Pennines

A talk by Thomas Aspinall, Moors for the Future Partnership

13th / 15th April

BBKA Spring Convention

Harper Adams University College, Telford, TF10 8NB.

Saturday 12th May - 2.00 to 4.00pm

Nosema Screening session

St Paul’sMethodist Church, Sowerby Bridge

Saturday 16th June - 1.00 to 4.00pm

Social Event and BBQ Lunch

Also “Bee Health and Forage”  - A talk by Bill Cadmore, Leeds BKA

Brickhill Farm, Scholes Lane, Scholes, BD19 6LY - 01274 869644

10/11/12th July

Great Yorkshire Show

Saturday 21st July - 2.00pm  (Note the date date has changed from 14th to 21st July.)

Apiary Visit  to Southowram

To include a talk - “The Handling, Marking, and Clipping of Queens” by Jackie Haigh

 and a Workshop - “The Assembly of Flatpack Hives” led by John Haigh

Saturday 11th August

Halifax Show - to include Honey Show

Saturday 18th August - 2.00pm

Apiary Visit to Wadsworth Apiary, HX7 8TB

Also “Preparation for Winter at 1000ft Above Sea Level”

A talk by David Holmes  –  01422 843486

Saturday 15th September - 2.00pm

Honey Extraction

Dianne & Jeff Gill -  01422 367003

Wednesday 10th October

HBKA Annual General Meeting

Saturday 27th October - 10.00 to 12.00am

Beginner’s and Mentor’s Review Review

Woodland View, Cragg Vale, Halifax HX7 5TB -  01422 886114

Wednesday 14th November

Preparation, Production, and Showing of Mead

A Talk by John Haigh

HBKA Winter meetings all start at 7.30pm at St Paul's Methodist Church,

Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. HX6 2EQ

HBKA Summer meetings have directions or a telephone number.

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2018 Events Calendar


Roger Patterson

Bee Improvement Event

11th November 2018