The Rugby Beekeeper's Association will be hosting or attending the following events in 2021:

For a review of past events in 2020, please click here.

RBKA monthly meetings

Mettings are currently held on the second Wednesday of the month.

  • January 13th 2021 - 'Bees Abroad'

James Taylor will be discussing the valuable work done by this charity which promotes beekeeping in Sub Saharan Africa, enabling a sustainable future for many people stricken by poverty and the effects of climate change.
By James Taylor
Online Zoom meeting by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • February 17th 2021 - AGM

 Online Zoom meeting by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • March 10th 2021 - Kirsty Stanton - Bee Diseases (Introduction  to bee viruses /DWV/CBPV and Sacbrood. Also, a look at Kirsty's new research project!)

Online Zoom meeting by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • April 14th 2021 - Barbara Dalby - Apitherapy (using bee products for health and healing)

Online Zoom meeting by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • May 1st 2021 2.00pm - Apiary visit - 2.00pmBasics of an inspection

Branch Apiary by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • May 12th 2021 - Group discussion about current beekeeping issues (Bring your ideas and concerns)

Online Zoom meeting by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • (rescheduled due to weather) May 30th 2021 2.00pm - Apiary visit - Inspections Topic: Identify swarming potential

Branch Apiary by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • June 26th 2021 2.00pm - Apiary visit - Inspections Topic: Disease identification

Branch Apiary by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • July 24th 2021 2.00pm - Apiary visit - Clearing and extracting honey

Branch Apiary by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • July 25th 2021 12:00 to 5pm - Wolston & Brandon Walkabout

Come along to support the branch or offer to volunteer to help out (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • August 21st 2021 2.00pm - Apiary visit - Inspections Topic: Uniting colonies and Varroa identification and treatment

Branch Apiary by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • September 18th 2021 2.00pm - Apiary visit - Inspections Topic: Preparation for winter

Branch Apiary by invite (see your inbox or please contact us)

  • October 6th - Branch Meeting, Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Celia Davis - “Preparing for and supporting winter bees”

  • November 3rd - Branch Meeting, Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Gerry Collins - “What’s going on with my bees”

  • December 1st Christmas Social.  Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Bring and share a dish/snacks and join in “Turkey Foot” (fun dominoes) and win some Xmas cheer!

  • Throughout December 

Festival of Trees - St Andrews Parish Church, Rugby town Centre 

Drop in to view the trees and vote!

  • 9th December 

Crakerteria Christmas Dinner, 

In the precinct near Iceland

Let Margaret know if you are interested and details will be sent to you. 

  • January 5th 2022 - Branch Meeting, Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Chris Park - “Making mead and other Honey drinks”

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
    .