Honey Bee collecting Nectar

Importing Bees "against best practice for our environment".

Beekeeping Associations,  from all around the UK,  are in agreement that the importation of bees from overseas is totally against best practices for the protection of our environment.

Please sign the petition 

BIBBA

A couple of years ago, BIBBA launched a free-to-use independent website to list beekeeping events. 

BBKBA EVENTS CALENDER

Associations can list their talks and see
what BBKA are offering.

BBKBA RECORDED TALKS

BBKA NEWS MAGAZINE

BBKA need your opinion about your BBKA News magazine. If you enjoy picking up a printed copy or if you would prefer to receive it on your computer/laptop. Either completing the form in January's BBKA News or clicking bbka.org.uk/news/bbka-news-reader-survey

PESTICIDE CONSULTATION REVIEW UPDATE

Because of the frosts we have recently suffered, which reduced the aphid count, it is now low enough for the pesticide not to be used in 2021. This has just been confirmed by the Government. However, that still leaves 2022 and 2023 when the derogation might rear its ugly head again.

PESTICIDE CONSULTATION REVIEW

BBKA has been made aware that there is a consultation which closes on 26th February 2021 for use in the Draft National Plan, this consultation is titled Sustainable use of Pesticides.  Click on link below to complete.

https://consult.defra.gov.uk/pesticides-future-strategy/sustainable-use-of-pesticides-national-action-plan/consultation/intro/

This is a public consultation, and everyone can contribute.

For further information on the use of a Neonicotinoid treatment of Sugar Beet seeds to be sown in spring 2021.  Please click 

www.Gov.uk.

The Trustees on behalf of the Associations are requesting that each member acts in support of the proposition and
helps to pressure the Government to withdraw this derogation by writing to their MP. You can find the contact details for your MP by using the link and entering your post code.
https://members.parliament.uk/members/Commons
(include your address to show you’re a constituent).

Active Petitions include:

Greenpeace

Wildlife Trusts
 

Dates for your diary 2021

Dependent on COVID-19 restrictions

July

Wednesday 7th  

WBKA Picnic - See Newsletter for details

September

Thursday 9th 

WBKA Monthly Meeting at Glebelands 7.30pm.

David & Celia – East Surrey Bees

Late Summer Colony Management

October

Thursday 14th

WBKA Monthly Meeting at Glebelands 7.30pm.

John Hendrie

Senses of the Honey Bee

90th National Honey Show

21st to 23rd October 2021
Visit www.honeyshow.co.uk for the latest information.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

November

Thursday 11th

WBKA Monthly Meeting at Glebelands 7.30pm.

AGM and Honey Show

December

Thursday 9th

WBKA Monthly Meeting at Glebelands 7.30pm.

Daisy Day

Plants and Bees -  what they like/how they forage, flowers for all seasons. 

Dates for your diary 2022

January

Thursday 13th

WBKA Monthly Meeting 

Please check the Newsletter for details
 

February

Thursday 10th

WBKA Monthly Meeting 

Please check the Newsletter for details

March

Thursday 10th

WBKA Monthly Meeting 

Please check the Newsletter for details

April

Thursday 14th

WBKA Monthly Meeting 

Please check the Newsletter for details

The Glebelands Centre

Greystoke Road, Ferring, BN12 5JL

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Adopt a Beehive

Honey Bees need your help - contact the BBKA for further information.

BeeConnected

Bringing farmers and beekeepers together, and keeping beekeepers notified when a neighbouring farmer is applying insecticides to their crops.