Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Cymru
Welsh Beekeepers’ Association
Convention 2017

Saturday 25th March at 0830

Tea and Coffee available from 0800
Old Food Hall, Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground
Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY

Mynediad/Admission: Oedolion/Adults – £9.00,
Advance Payment – £7.00 (see below)
Leuenctid/Juniors (under 17) – am ddim / free admission

Guest Speakers:
Bron Wright:
President of the Scottish Beekeepers Association (opening)
Graham Royle:
NDB – Seasonal Bee Inspector, The Hive Mind
Prof. David Evans:
St. Andrews University on Deformed Wing Virus
Pam Gregory memorial Lecture(BDI Lecture)
Phil McAnespie:
Beekeeping in our present environment.

“Beekeepers’ Question Time”
– your chance to ask the experts….

Trade stands and exhibitions.
Bargain beekeeping supplies. All day refreshments.
Free Parking.
Earlybird payments (£7.00): Forms available below and from Association Secretaries.
Return completed forms plus payment to
Convention Secretary by March 18th
Address and payment details on form.


Convention Programme 2017

Map of Venue

Trader Stalls

Europe poised for total ban on

Bee-harming pesticides

Exclusive: Draft regulations seen by the Guardian reveal the European commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause ‘acute risks to bees

To read more on Damian Carrington article from theGardian online Thursday 23 March 2017

last page update 23/03/2017

Beekeeping with local bees – Welsh Conference

Cywain Bee – CAT Machynlleth 23rd Feb. 2017

These notes were originally written for members of Lleyn & Eifionydd BKA and other beekeeping friends who were unable to attend the Welsh Conference – ‘Beekeeping with local bees’, 23rd Feb. 2017. It has been suggested to us that they may be of interest to other beekeepers unable to attend. The notes are intended to be read in conjunction with the ‘Speaker Biographies’ that were provided at the Conference.

To read more see Latest News

Latest Academic Studies

A pan-European epidemiological study reveals honey bee colony survival depends on beekeeper education and disease control.

by Antoine Jacques, Marion Laurent, EPILOBEE Consortium, Magali Ribière-Chabert, Mathilde Saussac, Stéphanie Bougeard, Giles E. Budge, Pascal Hendrikx, Marie-Pierre Chauzat.  

Read more on the Latest Academic Bee Studies page

A motion was passed at the WBKA Council Meeting on the 4th March 2017 at the Elan Valley Hotel by the Member Associations present,  who voted unaminously to make the Welsh BeeKeeping Magazine Open Access.

The WBKA Web Team is presently undertaking the task to make all present and past WBK magazine available online via this website. If the issue is not presently available, please come back and recheck later.

Would you like to help in the running of the WBKA by becoming a trustee? if so click here

Welcome to the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA) website, we hope you find your visit enjoyable and informative.

WBKA is a support organisation for Welsh Beekeepers.

We are the Welsh Beekeeping Association to which the nineteen local Associations within Wales are affiliated, the WBKA represent Welsh beekeepers nationally within Wales and the UK and internationally.


Individual (Direct) Membership of the WBKA is possible, normally for orginisations, institutions and business, but most of the 1,650 membership are indirect members, in that they belong to one of the nineteen local independent beekeeping associations. An Application Form to become a member of the WBKA may be downloaded from the 'Information Station'. You can locate and find out more about your local association here .

A proportion of the fee paid by a member of an association goes towards the operating costs of the WBKA and also to providing third party and product liability insurance negotiated by the WBKA on behalf of its members.

WBKA Language Statement
Wales is a bilingual nation where the presence of both languages can be seen and heard and are the subject  of  pride  and  strength  to  all. WBKA  wishes  to  promote  bilingualism  where  possible  and practicable.


Last page update 7/03/2017