for the conservation, restoration, study, selection and improvement of native or near-native honeybees of Britain and Ireland

BIBBA conference 2018
The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA)
will hold its biennial conference during 6-9 September 2018 at
the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

All beekeepers are welcome

The programme contains a wide variety of topics, with three
simultaneous lectures, together with seminars and workshops.
There is something for everyone, whatever your interest or
experience. The three lecture streams are themed as follows:

  • Bee lmprovement  Queen rearing, bee breeding,
    genetics, queen mating, mini-nucs and their
    management, overwintering queens, etc.
  • General beekeeping  Management techniques,
    treatment-free beekeeping, overwintering nucs, comb
    honey, marketing, bee communication, etc.
  • Beginner and beyond  Forage and feeding, wintering,
    swarming, bee space, nutrition, mystery of mating, colony
    cycle, simple management techniques, colony health,
    and more. The three days in this stream will be at a level
    that can help you understand and care for your bees.

There are over 50 presentations from more than 30 top
presenters; many have over 30 years of beekeeping
experience, so they are telling participants what the bees have
told them, not something straight out of books.

There is a variety of scientific and practical topics and this
conference is about as good as you will get. You can
attend on whichever days you wish and choose the
presentation you want to see.

There is accommodation onsite plus plenty in the locality.
Check the programme, tell your local beekeeping friends and
why not fill a car for an enjoyable break?

BOOKING OPEN NOW,

only £30 per day including lunch
evening meal and accommodation also available

More details at bibba-conference-2018

Bee Improvement for ALL Days


Bee Improvement Magazine

BIM 51 - Summer 2018

BIM 51 – Summer 2018

  • From the President – Jo Widdicombe
  • Albert Knight – J. Phipps, D. Allen and A. Stokes
  • BIBBA Conference – Roger Patterson
  • Shakespeare’s Bees – Gaynor Smith
  • Just look what happens if . . . – Dorian Pritchard
  • In Memory of Abess – Dawn Boswell-Challand
  • Sustainable Beekeeping – David Ledger
  • Two days at Cilgwri – David Spalding
  • Stratford-upon-Avon BIG – Terry Hitchman
  • West Suffolk BIG course – Kevin Thorn
  • Book Reviews – Philip Denwood
  • The Honey Badger’s Story – Mike Taylor

More information on Bee Improvement Magazine


What does BIBBA Offer?

  • Encouragement to form breeding groups to improve and propagate native and near native queens.
  • Help for beekeepers to improve their bees so they suit their environment, are productive, healthy and gentle to handle.
  • Encouragement to raise queens from local stock.
  • Provision of relevant information and methods.
  • Demonstrations and workshops on practical subjects, such as colony assessment and queen rearing.
  • Publications and guidance on all aspects of bee improvement and queen rearing.
  • Support projects in areas with a high level of native bees.

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  • Courses on bee improvement and raising queens, using both natural methods the bees present us with that will suit the ordinary beekeeper, and more advanced methods for those who need more queens.

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