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Would you like to start keeping bees?
Contact your local Beekeeping Association

Advice from DEFRA:
COVID-19 and Beekeeping
COVID-19 a Chadw Gwenyn

The Asian Hornet:
How to recognise one and how to report it
Do you have a swarm of bees?
How we can help

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WBKA Webinars

Currently we are are arranging at least one webinar each month. Our webinars are free and open to all.

Our next webinar will be in November 2021 – full details will be given here soon.

Click here to watch some of our past webinars, free and without registration 

News and Events

The Asian Hornet in the UK  The scientific journal Nature has published a detailed report on the sightings of Asian Hornets in the UK from 2016 to 2019 and the follow-up investigations. You can read it here:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-76690-2.pdf

Healthy Bee Plan 2030 has recently been published by DEFRA to cover Wales and England for the next 10 years.  The Plan is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defra-launches-the-healthy-bees-plan-2030-to-help-protect-honey-bees

The Scottish Beekeepers’ Association have a webinar on 6th October, when Professor Richard Pywell will be sharing information on the National Honey Monitoring Scheme. Working in partnership with UK beekeepers, this scheme aims to use honeybees to monitor long-term changes in the condition and health of the UK countryside. Follow this link to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7042475741000048910

Here are some past webinars from the Scottish Beekeepers Association that you might find interesting: https://scottishbeekeepers.org.uk/events/webinars

Current Vacancies

We have a vacancy in our Management Team for an Events Secretary. Our next major event will be the 2022 Convention. If you like organising gatherings then please do get in touch as you may be just the person we are seeking.

We are also seeking someone to become a voluntary WBKA Trustee. While face to face meetings are restricted the Trustees are meeting virtually, once a month.

If you have skills that might be useful to the Management team please get in touch with Jenny Shaw, our Secretary, email secretary@wbka.com