Events in Wales 2017

WBKA is a support organisation for Welsh Beekeepers.

Member Association Events Listing for 2017

April      
Merioneth Beekeepers' Association Saturdays  1st April  MBKA Beginners' Courses Further details
       
Brecknock and Radnor Beekeeping Association Saturdays  1st April  Spring clean-up at The Wern  
       
Montgomeryshire Beekeepers Association Sunday, 2 April 2017 10pm Sunday, 30 April 2017  Apiary Training – Spring Inspection Plas Dolerw, Newtown 
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Sunday, 2nd April 2pm-4pm Members are welcome to join our Apiary Management Team at the first weekly session of the season at the apiary. Further Details
       
South Clwyd Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr De Clwyd Sunday, 2nd April, 2017   Members Evening Further Details
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday, 2nd April, 2017 Beginners Apiary Session Meet at the Association's Apiary for a practical beekeeping session. BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Monday, 3rd April 2017 Beginners Course 2017 – Theory classes –  Hive Products Coytrahen Community Centre
       
Anglesey Beekeepers Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Môn  Wednesday, 5th April 2017 Jonathan Garrett (APHA SBI) – Varroa, Where are we now? Rhosmeirch Community Hall
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Wednesday, 5 April, 7pm-9pm Beginners' Class Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Rd, Pontarddulais SA4 8PD, UK
       
Merioneth Beekeepers' Association Saturday 8 April 2017 Plas Tan y Bwlch Apiary Day Further details
       
Pembrokeshire Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Sir Benfro Saturday 8th April 2017 One-day classroom based course for the complete beginner. Picton Centre, Haverfordwest
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Saturday, 8 April 2017, 10am- 4pm Taster Day: Introduction to Beekeeping with Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Association Millennium Hall, Cellan near Lampeter.
       
Flint and District Beekeepers Asscociation Saturday, 8 April 2017 Thinking of becoming a bee keeper? Northop  College Apiary
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday, 9 April 2017 Beginners Apiary Session Meet at the Association's Apiary for a practical beekeeping session. BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Monday, 10th April 2017 Anaphylaxis Course – dealing with an allergy to bee stings For further Details
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Monday, 10th April 2017 Dr Simon Bilsborough, from Natural Resources Wales, will describe the Wales Action Plan for Pollinators, set up by the Welsh Government to encourage farmers, landowners, schools, local Authorities and other organisations to promote 'Bee Friendly' planting schemes. Coytrahen, CF32 9DW
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Tuesday, 11 April, 7pm– 10pm Club Social Evening New Lodge Social Club, Gorseinon
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Wednesday, 12 April, 7pm–9pm Beginners' Class Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Rd, Pontarddulais SA4 8PD, UK
       
Gwent Beekeepers' Association Thursday 13th April 2018 Top Bar Hives given by Alistair Campbell Goytre Village Hall  7.30pm – Directions
       
Brecknock and Radnor Beekeeping Association Saturday, 15 April 2017 Spring Beginners Course open to full and associate members Llanddew Hall
       
Aberystwyth BeeKeepers Association April 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm  Swarming talk by Lynfa Davies Waunfawr Hall
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Wednesday, 19 April, 19:00 – 21:00 Beginners' Class Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Rd, Pontarddulais SA4 8PD, UK
       
Merioneth Beekeepers' Association Saturday 22nd April 2017 MBKA Beginners' Courses Further details
       
Teifiside Beekeepers Saturday 22 April 2017, 2pm Talk by Michael Keith Lucas on the role of pollen in forensics.   This is a joint event held in conjunction with Lampeter Beekeepers Association.  Venue to be confirmed
       
South Clwyd Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr De Clwyd April 22, 2017 2pm – 4pm  Hive part assembly and comb management. Further Details
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Saturday 22 April 2017, 2 p.m Joint Association Meeting with Teifiside BKA. The external speaker will be Dr Michael Keith-Lucas of Reading University, who will be talking to us about the use of pollen identification in forensic science. Venue to be confirmed.
       
Flint and District Beekeepers Asscociation Saturday 22 April 2017 Frank Brown “Making Mead” followed by first inspection at the Northop apiary Edith Banks Memorial Hall in Northop. 
       
Cardiff, Vale & Valleys Beekeepers 22 April, 2017 to 23 April, 2017 Beginners Training Course 2017 – Part 1 For further Details
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday, 23rd April, 2017. Open Apiary Meeting A meeting for all members of the Association to disuss and try out more advanced beekeeping techniques BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ 23rd April, 2017, 2 – 4 p.m. Beginners' Course Millennium Hall, Cellan near Lampeter.
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Tuesday, 25 April, 7pm – 10pm Club Social Evening New Lodge Social Club, Gorseinon
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Wednesday, 26 April,  7pm-9pm Beginners' Class Pontarddulais Comprehensive School, Caecerrig Rd, Pontarddulais SA4 8PD, UK
       
Pembrokeshire Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Sir Benfro Saturday 29th April PBKA Auction Viewing commences at 11am and the auction starts at 1pm. Building, Withybush Showground, Haverfordwest.
       
Cardiff, Vale & Valleys Beekeepers 29 April, 2017 to 30 April, 2017 Beginners Training Course 2017 – Part 2 For further Details
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday 30th April Beginners Apiary Session Meet at the Association's Apiary for a practical beekeeping session BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
May      
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Monday 1st May 2017  Board of Trustees meeting Why not come along to our Trustees Meetings and voice your opinion or just come along and find out what is being discussed. Coytrahen Community Centre
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Monday 1st-2nd  May 2017 10am -4pm May Day Open Day & Plant Fair: Lampeter & District Beekeepers' Association will be joining Cae Hir Gardens for its annual Open Day and Plant Fair, held in association with the Ceredigion Growers Association. Cae Hir Gardens
       
Anglesey Beekeepers Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Môn  Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 Kirsty Stainton (Senior Bee Scientist NBU) – Asian Hornet Update.  Rhosmeirch Community Hall 
       
Montgomeryshire Beekeepers Association Sunday, 7 May 2017 10:00am –                   Sunday, 28 May 2017 11:30am Apiary Training – Hive Inspection Plas Dolerw, Newtown
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Sunday, 7 May 2017  2pm- 4pm Beginners' Course – 2nd Class: Getting Down to Basics Millennium Hall, Cellan.
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday 7 May 2017 Open Apiary Meeting BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
South Clwyd Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr De Clwyd May 8, 2017 7pm – 9pm  Catch it if you can – Gerry Collins Further Details
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Tuesday, 9 May, 7pm – 10pm Club Social Evening New Lodge Social Club, Gorseinon
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers' Association Tuesday, 9 May, 7pm  Monthly meeting of Lampeter & District Beekeepers' Association. Members and non-members are welcome. Victoria Hall in Lampeter
       
Cardiff, Vale & Valleys Beekeepers Tuesday 9 May 2017 Indoor Meeting – Beekeeping Microscopy – Pollen slide preperation & Flower Anatomy For Further Details
       
Anglesey Beekeepers Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Môn  Saturday, 10th June 2017 APHA Bee Health & Disease Recognition Day – Frank Gellatley (time tba)  Rhosmeirch Community Hall 
       
South Clwyd Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr De Clwyd May 13, 2017 2pm – 4pm  Swarm Management and makin increase – Apiary Manager: How to recognise the signs,  what to do about it and gain from it. Further Details
       
Teifiside Beekeepers Saturday 13 May 2017 Annual Auction of Bees and Equipment.  This is the 37th TBKA annual auction. The venue is the Village Hall at Coed y Bryn, viewing will start at 10.30 a.m. with the auction starting promptly at    1 p.m.  Village Hall at Coed y Bryn
       
Gwent Beekeepers' Association Sunday 14th May 2017 2.15pm Ochran Farm Apiary Ochran Farm, Llanover – Directions
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday 14th May 2017 Beginners Apiary Session Meet at the Association's Apiary for a practical beekeeping session.  BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Sunday, 14 May 2017  2pm Beginners' Course  3rd Class: The Beekeeper's Year  Millennium Hall, Cellan near Lampeter.
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Monday 15th May 2017 Association AGM starting at 7.30 p.m. Coytrahen Community Centre Cobwebs Site
       
Flint and District Beekeepers Asscociation Saturday, May 20, 2017   Prof. Francis Ratnieks, 2 talks on “Honey Bee Health & Well being” (joint meeting with SCBKA)  Edith Banks Memorial Hall in Northop. 
       
South Clwyd Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr De Clwyd Saturday, May 20, 2017 2pm – 4pm  Sussex University Plan for Honey Bee Health and Well Being – Prof. Francis Ratnieks. In collaboration with Flintshire and District B.K.A. 2 talks by internationally recognised Prof. Francis Ratnieks. Further Details
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Saturday, 20 May  2017                                Saturday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm
This is a Bee Tent Event – the 'Bee Experience' offers visitors the opportunity to put on a beesuit and have a look at what goes on inside a hive. Volunteers from any BKA are welcome to assist.  Royal Welsh Show Ground  Llanelwedd
Builth Wells, LD2 3SY 
       
Lampeter & District Beekeepers’ Sunday, 21 May 2017  2pm Beginners' Course – 4th Class: Swarms  Millennium Hall, Cellan near Lampeter.
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday, 21 May 2017  Open Apiary Meeting. A meeting for all members of the Association to disuss and try out more advanced beeeeping  BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Tuesday, 23 May, 7pm– 10pm Club Social Evening New Lodge Social Club, Gorseinon
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Friday 28 May, 2017 Beginners Apiary Session. Meet at the Association's Apiary for a practical beekeeping session. BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
June      
Aberystwyth BeeKeepers Association Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Bee Diseases Workshop : Frank Gellatly – bee diseases and drop in disease identification session for all local beekeepers  IBERS Stapledon Building
       
Montgomeryshire Beekeepers Association Sunday, 4 June 2017 10:00am –    Sunday, 25 June 2017 11:30am Apiary Training – Hive Inspection 2 Gregynog Hall, Tregynon
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Monday 5 June, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting. Why not come along to our Trustees Meetings and voice your opinion at the Coytrahen Community Centre.  Coytrahen Community Centre Cobwebs Site
       
WBKA,  BIBBA Representative Steve Ross Thursday 8 June 2017, 09:30          Friday, 9 June 2017 BIBBA Bee Improvement Course 2 day course with Roger Paterson & Steve Rose Corwen – Contact Details
       
Anglesey Beekeepers’ Association Saturday 10th June APHA Bee Health & Disease Recognition Day – Frank Gellatley Further details
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday 11 June, 2017 Beginners Apiary Session BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Brecknock and Radnor Beekeeping Association Sunday 11 June, 2018 Queen rearing course (subject to interest shown, at least six people required) 11th or 12th and 17th or 18th June  
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday 11 June, 2018 Open Farm Sunday – Slade Organics, St Brides Major. The Association will have a stand at this event. Wick Rd Bridgend CF32
       
South Clwyd Beekeepers' Association Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr De Clwyd June 12, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm  Goats, beeswax and soap – Carol Allen  
       
Gwent Beekeepers' Association Sunday 11th June 2.15pm Ochran Farm Apiary Ochran Farm, Llanover – Directions
       
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society   Club Social Evening New Lodge Social Club, Gorseinon
       
WBKA,  BIBBA Representative Steve Ross Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 09:30    Thursday, 15 June 2017, 5pm BIBBA Bee Improvement Course 2 day course with Roger Paterson & Steve Rose Corwen – Contact Steve Rose – steve@cilgwri.com 
       
Flint and District Beekeepers Asscociation Saturday, 17 June 2017 Bee Inspectors Disease Workshop (followed by BBQ, Northop Apiary) Edith Banks Memorial Hall in Northop. 
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday, 18 June, 2017 Open Apiary Meeting. A meeting for all members of the Association to disuss and try out more advanced beekeeping techniques BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Sunday 24 June, 2018 Open Apiary Meeting. A meeting for all members of the Association to disuss and try out more advanced beekeeping techniques BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
       
Bridgend Beekeeper's Association Monday 25 June, 2017  Beginners Apiary Session BYLEAF Nursery, Bryngarw Park Bridgend
Swansea and District Beekeepers' Society Tue, 27 June 2017, 7pm– 10pm Club Social Evening New Lodge Social Club, Gorseinon
       

 Last page update 1/04/2017