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
  • New Appointments within the National Bee Unit
    14 January 2022
    We are pleased to announce the temporary appointment of Dhonn Atkinson as the National Bee Inspector (NBI) whilst the current NBI Cristina Ruiz is on maternity leave. Dhonn has held a variety of roles across the National Bee Unit and Animal and Plant Health Agency where he held the role of Regional Bee Inspector for the North East of England.

    Following the retirement of Keith Morgan, Colin Pavey, and shortly Frank Gellatly and the temporary promotion of Sandra Gray, we are pleased to confirm the following movements and appointments:-

    Regional Bee Inspector for Western England – Jonathan Axe has been promoted from the role of Seasonal Bee Inspector.

    Regional Bee Inspector for Eastern England - Pete Davies, an experienced manager has moved from the Central England Region.

    Regional Bee Inspector for Central England - John Geden. John joins the National Bee Unit as an experienced bee farmer.

    Regional Bee Inspector for South East – Daniel Etheridge a seasonal bee inspector has been offered a temporary promotion to manage this area.

    Regional Bee Inspector for Wales – Maggie Gill has been promoted from the role of Seasonal Bee Inspector.

    Regional Bee Inspector for North East England – David Bough a seasonal bee inspector has been offered a temporary promotion to manage this area.

    For full up to date details please visit the contacts page
  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies
    21 December 2021
    The National Bee Unit currently has a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancy advertised in:

    East England: Norfolk.

    North East England: East Yorkshire

    Mid-South Wales: Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, South Pembrokeshire, West Carmarthenshire

    West England: South East Shropshire, South Staffordshire, North West Worcestershire

    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.

    Closing date for application: 16th January 2022
  • Bee Health Advisory Forum - Science Advisor
    08 November 2021
    The Bee Health Advisory Forum brings Defra & Welsh Government policy and stakeholders together to discuss honey bee health issues and is inviting expressions of interest from applicants interested in being Bee Health Advisory Forum Science Advisors. The closing date for applications is Friday 17th December at 17:00.

    Full details about the role can be downloaded here and can be found on the Bee Health Advisory page. Please circulate to prospective advisors or feel free to apply.