Our next meeting

is on Thursday 7th September  when Marin Anastasov will give a talk titled "How do bees learn?". Marin's talk will cover the memory and cognition of honey bees, and their perception of environment, learning and association. Marin is Chair of Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association, he is a Master Beekeeper, and he has recently achieved the highest qualification available to UK beekeepers, the National Diploma in Beekeeping. This is the first evening meet

Midland and SW Counties Convention

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE – THE BEEKEEPING CONFERENCE  AT THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY CIRENCESTER, 15th to 17th SEPTEMBER 2017 Gloucestershire BKA is hosting the Beekeeping Conference this year on behalf of the Midlands and South Western Counties Convention – but anyone can come! Now is the time to book your place at this interesting, informative and entertaining event. You can book for the whole weekend (Friday late afternoon through to Sunday lunchti

Basic Beekeeping Course

Our next Basic Beekeeping Course, led by Master Beekeeper Jim Vivian-Griffiths, starts on Monday 19th February 2018. There will be 6 evening sessions followed by four practical sessions in our apiary. The course provides a complete introduction to beekeeping for beginners and those who take it can be very confident of keeping bees successfully. You can download a registration form here: Basic Beekeeping Course - 2018 If you would like more informa

Asian Hornets

The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees because they will kill them when they need protein to feed their own larvae. Asian hornets were found in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire in September 2016. The National Bee Unit found and destroyed a nest, which they believe was the only one in the area. Since Asian hornets are now established in France...