The Rugby Beekeeper's Association will be hosting or attending the following events in 2022:

For a review of past events in 2021, please click here.

RBKA monthly meetings

Meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of the month.

When face to face meetings are appropriate, then they will typically be held at :

Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

  • January 5th 2022 - Zoom Meeting (watch your inbox for details)

Chris Park - “Making mead and other Honey drinks”

  • February 2nd 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

Annual General Meeting & Review of the year and plans for 2022

  • February 12th 2022 - Beginners Course (Part 1) : Face to Face

Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Let us know if you would like to help on either day

  • March 2nd 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

Frame building and general chat

  • March 5th 2022 -  Beginners Course (Part 2) : Face to Face

Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Let us know if you would like to help on either day

  • March 12th 2022 - Bee Tradex, Stoneleigh

Tickets here

  • April 2nd 2022 - Apiary Meeting : Branch Apiary

Inspection and manipulation of a colony

Please inform Margaret or Martin if you would like to attend

  • April 6th 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

7:30pm Gerry Collins - “What’s going on with my bees”

Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

  • April 9th 2022 - Branch Apiary

2pm Inspection and manipulation of a colony

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • May 4th 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

7:30pm Swarm Control Measures - video and discussion

  • May 7th 2022 - Branch Apiary

2pm : Doing an artificial swarm

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • June 1st 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

7:30pm Question and Answer session

  • June 11th 2022 - Branch Apiary (re-scheduled from the 4th)

2pm : Disease Inspection

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • July 2022 - RBKA Summer Social

Bring and share lunch - Details TBA

  • July 9th 2022 - Branch Apiary 

2pm : Clearing bees from supers and Extraction

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • August 6th 2022 - Branch Apiary 

2pm : Assessing varroa load and treatment

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • September 7th 2022 - Branch Meeting

7:30pm Steve Brown 'Wax extraction and uses'

  • September 17th 2022 - Branch Apiary 

2pm : Preparing for winter, assessing stores, feeding etc.

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • October 5th 2022 - Branch Meeting

7:30pm To be arranged

  • October 15th 2022 - WBKA Honey Show

National Beekeeping Centre, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG 

Other events of note for our members:

Warwickshire Beekeepers Association Event Calendar

CABK  & BIBBA Webinars

For those of you who are enjoying all the online talks and webinars, both the CABK and BIBBA still have a schedule of online talks taking place. 

Details are available on the BIBBA website

Details are available on the CABK website

If you are aware of additional events that may interest our members, or are interested in the Rugby Beekeepers Association attending your event, please contact us.

 


BeeBase

Beebase News Web feed
  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies
    22 September 2022
    The National Bee Unit currently has a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies advertised in:
    • Wales: Whole country, but particularly north and Ceredigion.
    • South West: Whole region
    • West: Avon, Staffordshire, Shropshire
    • East: Norfolk, but particularly north
    • North East: Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire
    • North West: Greater Sheffield area (SW Yorkshire, NW Derbyshire)
    • Central: Northamptonshire, North Buckinghamshire, Hampshire
    • South East: Kent, East Sussex

    If you are interested in applying for these jobs, full details can be found on Civil Service Jobs

    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Regional Bee Inspector for the region.
  • Credible sighting of a single Asian hornet near Chelmsford, Essex
    26 August 2022
    National Bee Unit inspectors are carrying out enhanced surveillance near Chelmsford, in response to a compelling report of Asian hornet (Vespa velutina).

    Further information regarding the yellow-legged Asian hornet can be found on Defra's Asian Hornet sightings page and on BeeBase’s Asian hornet page. For media enquiries, please contact the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560

    We ask beekeepers to remain vigilant, record monitoring trap locations on BeeBase by logging in and updating their my apiaries page, report suspected sightings using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.

  • BeeBase Email Outage
    18 August 2022
    During the period Midday 12th August to Midday 17th August, some automated emails from BeeBase will not have been sent. 

    Therefore, if you did not receive an email when expected please re-submit your request. 

    Some systems affected included:
    • Password reset emails
    • Username reminders

    All emails are now being processed as normal
    .