Copyright: Halifax and District Beekeepers Association.                          Rules of the Association                                                 Last updated: 4th February 2019

Halifax and District Beekeepers Association

Wednesday 9th January

Beekeeping using several different types of hive.

A series of short talks by Association Members


Saturday 26th January 10.00am until 3.30pm

Joint Microscopy session with Huddersfield BKA

St Pauls Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge. A Pie and Pea Lunch will be served.


Wednesday 13th February

“The Asian Hornet lifecycle, reproduction and nesting sites, and how to protect our bees.”

A talk by Kirsty Stainton, NBU


Saturday 9th March

Bee Trade Exhibition

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire


Wednesday 13th March

“Preparing Heather, Rape and other Special Honeys”

A talk by Dave Shannon


Wed 20th March to Wed 1st May

HBKA Beginners’ Course – 7 weeks 7.30 - 9.30 (Price - £75)

Good Shepherd RC Church, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5EA

Phil Gee – 01422 886114

Saturday 6th April

YBKA Spring Conference

Manor C of E Academy, York

Friday 12th April to Sunday 14th April

BBKA Spring Convention

Harper Adams University College, Telford, TF10 8NB.

Wednesday 10th April

“Simple Methods of Making Increase” - Making new colonies and raising queens without fancy methods.

A talk by Wally Shaw, Anglesey BKA (A joint meeting with Huddersfield BKA)


Saturday 27th April

Joint Nosema Screening Day with Huddersfield BKA

Bring your own bee samples for testing. Taylor Hill Centre, Close Hill Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6LE.

Saturday 11th May

HBKA Auction with Mike Joyce

Brickhill Farm, Scholes, Cleckheaton, BD19 6LY. 01274 869644


Saturday 1st June

Preparation for Basic Assessment

Redacre Barn, Westfield Terrace, Mytholmroyd, HX7 5DQ


Saturday 15th June

HBKA Social and BBQ Lunch 1pm - 4pm  (Speaker to be confirmed.)

Brickhills Farm, Scholes, Cleckheaton, BD19 6LY. 01274 869644


Saturday 29th June

Basic Assessments

HBKA Association Apiary, Church Lane, Southowram


Saturday 13th July 2.00pm

Garden and Apiary Visit

Also “Heathers and Honey” – A talk by Tony Jefferson

Middle Fold Farm, Edge Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7PG


Wednesday 9th July to Thursday 11th July

Great Yorkshire Show


Saturday 10th August

Halifax Show and Honey Show


Saturday 17th August 2.00pm

Apiary Visit

Also “Bees and Human Health– A talk by Alan Brook


Saturday 14th September 2.00pm

Honey Extraction

Dianne and Jeff Gill 01422 367003


Wednesday 9th October



Saturday 26th October 10.00 - 12.00

Beginners and Mentors Review (Followed by lunch at the Hinchcliffe Arms)

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


Wednesday 13th November

“Research of Hive Activity, and lessons Learned” - A talk by Jane Mossley, Eat Natural - Pollination

Unless otherwise stated, HBKA Winter meetings 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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2019 Events Calendar