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CONTACTS – NATIONAL AND REGIONAL

THE BRITISH BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION (BBKA)

Registered Charity No. 212025
Headquarters and Registered Office
National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
CV8 2LG  Tel: 0247 669 6679 Fax 02476 690682
Office hours:  9.30am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday
Message recording machine at other times
e-mail: [email protected]    Web site: http://www.bbka.org.uk/
General Secretary:  T.B.A;   Administrative Officer: Mrs Letitia Hammon;
Hon Press Officer: Christine Gray
Access by members to ‘Member’ Area’ is by password given in BBKA News
BBKA News issued bimonthly provides members with topical information.

DISEASES

Notify any suspected cases of AFB and EFB to your Regional Bee Inspector, Seasonal Bee Inspector, or to the National Bee Unit.  Small Hive Beetle and Tropilaelaps spp are now statutory Notifiable Diseases too.  Booklets to assist you with identification are available from your local Association, or RBI.

NATIONAL BEE UNIT

Larval smear slides, spray damaged samples of bees to:
National Bee Unit, The Food and Environment Research Agency , Sand Hutton,
York. YO4 1LZ
Tel: 01904 462510, Fax: 01904 462240,
e-mail:     [email protected]          Website  www.nationalbeeunit.com

The full NBU website containing all details and useful advice and information may be accessed at www.nationalbeeunit.com

 

British Beekeepers’ Association

http://www.bbka.org.uk, telephone 0247 669 6679
Particularly look out for the Spring Convention held annually in April at Stoneleigh, http://www.bbka.org.uk/convention.php, and look at the website for up-to-date details on events far and near – www.britishbee.org.uk/calendar/calendar.php. Details are also published in BBKA News and Beecraft magazines.

Beecraft Magazine

http://www.bee-craft.com/
Subscriptions: 01733 771221, Email: [email protected]

Bucks County Seminar

Annually: first Saturday in March

Bucks County Show

Last Thursday in August at County Showground, Weedon Park, nr Aylesbury.  One the best one-day agricultural shows in the country.  http://www.buckscountyshow.co.uk/index.htm

Bucks County BKA Annual General Meeting

Usually held in November on a rotating basis around the District Associations.  Details from County Secretary, or in local newsletters.

Central Association of Beekeepers

http://www.cabk.org.uk/
Ms Pat Allen, 8 Frank’s Cottages, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, Essex RM14 3NU
The Central Association hold lectures and social events and publishes booklets intended to bring scientific apicultural knowledge to beekeepers.

National Honey Show

St George’s College, Weybridge, Surrey, KT15 2QS.
Details from http://www.honeyshow.co.uk.

Full Schedule, including Bucks County classes 221-233 at www.honeyshow.co.uk/download-schedule.shtml  and www.honeyshow.co.uk/competitive-classes.shtml.  The National website also includes information on preparing and displaying your entries.  Beginners are also eligible for free entry to the National provided their names have been advised by their Association to the Secretary of the National in due time, and entry fees are waived for first time exhibitors.