Bee Improvement & Bee Breeders Association

BIBBA: Supporting Practical Beekeeping

The 2023 BIBBA conference will be held in Carmarthen on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September.

To help those travelling a long distance, the facility will be open to attendees from midday Friday 1st September.

There will be a wide variety of topics to suit all beekeepers with two streams:-

  • “Early Years” for beekeepers who are developing their knowledge and skills and want to move on from what they may have been taught as beginners.
  • “Later Years” which is a humorous attempt to mean beekeepers who wish to move on from the knowledge and skill they have acquired by keeping bees for several years.

The topics have been selected to help attendees increase their knowledge with some thought-provoking ideas and information



by Zoom

Monday 12th June

details here

The National Bee Improvement Programme (NatBIP) is an initiative organised by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association (BIBBA), with the aims of reducing the number of imports of honey bees into Britain, Ireland and associated islands* and of improving the quality of our honey bees. This Programme aims to provide a way forward to a stable and sustainable future for our beekeeping ...READ MORE

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The use of imported queens may provide temporary relief to issues of quality in our bees but have not provided stability within the population as a whole ...