The Rugby Beekeeper's Association will be hosting or attending the following events in 2022:

For a review of past events in 2021, please click here.

RBKA monthly meetings

Meetings are currently held on the first Wednesday of the month.

When face to face meetings are appropriate, then they will typically be held at :

Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

  • January 5th 2022 - Zoom Meeting (watch your inbox for details)

Chris Park - “Making mead and other Honey drinks”

  • February 2nd 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

Annual General Meeting & Review of the year and plans for 2022

  • February 12th 2022 - Beginners Course (Part 1) : Face to Face

Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Let us know if you would like to help on either day

  • March 2nd 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

Frame building and general chat

  • March 5th 2022 -  Beginners Course (Part 2) : Face to Face

Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Let us know if you would like to help on either day

  • March 12th 2022 - Bee Tradex, Stoneleigh

Tickets here

  • April 2nd 2022 - Apiary Meeting : Branch Apiary

Inspection and manipulation of a colony

Please inform Margaret or Martin if you would like to attend

  • April 6th 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

7:30pm Gerry Collins - “What’s going on with my bees”

Harper Adams University, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

  • April 9th 2022 - Branch Apiary

2pm Inspection and manipulation of a colony

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • May 4th 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

7:30pm Swarm Control Measures - video and discussion

  • May 7th 2022 - Branch Apiary

2pm : Doing an artificial swarm

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • June 1st 2022 - Branch Meeting : Face to Face

7:30pm Question and Answer session

  • June 11th 2022 - Branch Apiary (re-scheduled from the 4th)

2pm : Disease Inspection

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • July 2022 - RBKA Summer Social

Bring and share lunch - Details TBA

  • July 9th 2022 - Branch Apiary 

2pm : Clearing bees from supers and Extraction

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • August 6th 2022 - Branch Apiary 

2pm : Assessing varroa load and treatment

Please inform us if you would like to attend

  • September 7th 2022 - Branch Meeting

7:30pm To be arranged

  • September 10th 2022 - Branch Apiary 

2pm : Preparing for winter, assessing stores, feeding etc.

Please inform us if you would like to attend

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
  • 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
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  • Advice Note - Wasps
    12 August 2022
    Many beekeepers are reporting the presence of large numbers of wasps in apiaries and around their bee hives. Please refer to the National Bee Unit factsheet on how to manage wasps: Wasp facts.

    Mae llawer o wenynwyr yn cofnodi presenoldeb nifer enfawr o wenyn meirch mewn gwenynfeydd ac o amgylch eu cychod gwenyn. Cyfeiriwch at daflen ffeithiau yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol ar sut i ddelio â gwenyn meirch: Ffeithiau gwenyn.


  • Interception of Honey Bee Queens at Dover
    08 August 2022
    The NBU were called to a consignment of queen bees that were being imported through Dover Port without the Health Certificate. This led to action being taken resulting in the Queen bees being humanely destroyed.


    Information on how to legally import honey bee Queens can be found on the imports/ export page at https://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageId=126