The Rugby Beekeeper's Association will be hosting or attending the following events in 2020:

For a review of past events in 2019, please click here.

RBKA monthly meetings

The Central Association of Beekeepers (CABK) are holding some very interesting webinars on the same evenings that we would normally hold our association meetings at the moment.
In order that our members can join both the CABK webinars and the RBKA Zoom meetings some of our meetings have been rescheduled from their typical 3rd Wednesday of the month slot.
We will send out the Zoom invitations for our meetings a few days before they are due to take place together with details of their contents.

CABK  & BIBBA Webinars

For those of you who are enjoying all the online talks and webinars, that both the CABK and BIBBA still have a schedule of online talks taking place. 
On Tuesday the 3rd of November BIBBA have their next talk, “Some Fresh Ideas for Teaching and Learning” by Roger Patterson.  Details are available on the BIBBA website

The next CABK webinar is on the 18th of November, "Virus Exchange between Honey Bees and Social Wasps" by Andrea Highfield, details are available on the CABK website

2020 Dates for meetings and events for RBKA members are in review for the duration of the crisis prompted by the coronavirus outbreak. 

Online meetings will be arranged however - see below, and via your email inbox.

November 11th 2020 - Join in and discuss your current issues.
The evening will be an open question and answer session where you can ask for advice and help on beekeeping matters. 
You may also be able to answer a question another member asks.  The last time we held  session like this it was very successful so please free to join in and take part
Online Zoom Meeting 7:30pm

October 14th 2020 - Q&A session
Online Zoom Meeting 7:30pm

September 23rd 2020 - Jane Medwell, Master Beekeeper and the Exam Officer for Warwickshire Beekeepers talks about the BBKA training programme, modules, assessments and available resources
Online Zoom Meeting 7:30pm

August 26th 2020 - an evening of social distance fun!
Online Zoom Meeting 7:30pm

July 15th 2020 - Quiz Night
20 Thorne's gift voucher for the winner.
Online Zoom Meeting 7:30pm

June 24th 2020 - Beekeeper's Question Time
An opportunity to ask questions and (hopefully) get some answers
Online Zoom Meeting 7:30pm

May 20th 2020 - Beekeeper's Question Time
An opportunity to ask questions and (hopefully) get some answers
Online Zoom Meeting 7:30pm

March 14th 2020 - Bee Tradex
A great trade show to top up your equipment, right on our doorstep.
Stoneleigh Park, CVCV82LG, 9am till 4:30pm

March 9th 2020 - Beginner's Course - Day 2
The course fee is £75 and includes lunch, refreshments and a comprehensive beekeeping manual.
Sacred Heart R C Church, Rugby 9am till 4pm

February 29th 2020 - Beginner's Course - Day 1
The course fee is £75 and includes lunch, refreshments and a comprehensive beekeeping manual.
Sacred Heart R C Church, Rugby 9am till 4pm

February 19th 2020 - AGM and film “The Honeybee”
We will be running a Door Prize to members this year.
Please attend for entry!
Friends Meeting House, 7.30pm

January 15th 2020 - 'Bumblebees'
Paul Hand will be discussing these essesntial pollinators.
By Celia Davis
Friends Meeting House, 7.30pm

Other events of note for our members:

Warwickshire Beekeepers Association Event Calendar

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
  • Asian hornet confirmed in the Ascot area of Berkshire
    08 October 2021
    A beekeeper in the Ascot area of Berkshire filmed live insects near a hive, photographed a dead Vespa velutina and reported the sighting using the using the ‘Asian hornet Watch' app.

    Further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase and on Defra's news page. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560
  • Implementation Plan Published
    04 October 2021
    A new implementation plan has been published which sets out how Defra and the Welsh Government will work together with stakeholders to deliver the Healthy Bees Plan 2030 to improve honey bee health and husbandry in England & Wales.

    More than fifty actions have been developed in partnership with industry and stakeholders for beekeepers, bee farmers, bee associations and government to work on together, to protect honey bees from a variety of pests, diseases and environmental threats over the next 10 years.

    Healthy Bees Plan 2030 Implementation 

    Healthy Bees Plan 2030 Implementation - Welsh Version


  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancy
    23 September 2021
    The National Bee Unit currently has a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancy advertised in:

    •  East England: Norfolk.
    •  North West England: West Yorkshire.
    •  North East Wales: Flintshire, Denbighshire & Wrexham.
    •  Mid-South Wales: Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil.

    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 area.