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'Here at ABKA we work hard to raise the profile of beekeeping and support local beekeepers. Our objective is to promote the craft of beekeeping and promote the importance of bees. We are affiliated with the BBKA (British Beekeeping Association) and are an umbrella organisation for our network of five local beekeeping branches.'

'As the world around us rapidly changes both in terms of government restrictions on meetings, events etc and new technology that gives us an increasing range of options in which to communicate, it quickly became apparent that knowing what beekeeping events were going on, when and where was an increasing challenge. Each organisation strives to communicate events via printed magazines, e-newsletters to past/existing customers, via website listing and email cascades. In an attempt to signpost everybody to every event, www.beekeeping.events was formed in September 2018. Contributors can register and freely log their events. In today’s environment of webinars and online broadcasting, the beekeeping audience is no longer restricted to the local beekeeping group or county, members of an Association or even any single country any more.'

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme

'Set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment. It is the UK's leading organisation representing beekeepers.'

'With close to 500 registered beekeepers, the Buckinghamshire County Beekeepers Association is one of the larger Associations affiliated to the BBKA. We comprise four independent branch Associations, each with their own constitution, committee and operation. The role of the county Association is to represent the county at the BBKA, coordinate education across the county and run events that encompass members from all Branches.'

'As a charity, we promote the craft of beekeeping and the importance of bees and other pollinators. We regularly organise events and talks, to which all are welcome.'

'The home of Beekeeping in the old County of Cleveland ... Spring, Autumn, and Winter meetings (January to April, and then September to December) are held at 7.15 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. There will normally be an improvers teaching session starting at 6.30pm before the main meeting.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Membership of Cumbria Beekeepers Association is open to anyone subscribing to the aims and constitution of the association, through membership of one its local Branches. The Association has five local branch Associations ... The Branches organise meetings and events throughout the year; Branch Membership provides a contact to share social beekeeping events and training.'

'If you are interested in becoming a Beekeeper or just interested in beekeeping generally, join a Local Branch of the Association ... DBKA is organised into 11 Branches ... Members may attend meetings of any Branch, but it is advisable (and courteous) to contact the Branch Secretary first.'

'The EBKA currently has more than 800 members, some with many decades of practical beekeeping experience, while others are newcomers to the craft, bringing enthusiasm and dedication to their new-found hobby ... Membership of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association is through local groups, known as Divisions ... Each Division within Essex holds a number of talks and meetings throughout the year, covering many aspects of the craft of beekeeping.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021-22 Programme

'The Federation has the following functions: * Organization of the annual Federation Beekeepers Day in February; * Lectures and workshops open to association members; * Annual organisation of the Middlesex classes at the National Honey Show; * Notification of current and future BBKA's policies; * Representation at the BBKA's Annual Delegates Meeting, which includes the co-ordination and agreed voting of proposals put forward by other counties.'

'GBKA is a registered charity with the principal objective of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members from all over Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties ... The seven Branches within GBKA carry on most beekeeping activities. Each Branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions. Members may attend all the meetings and events organised by any of the seven branches.'

'Hampshire Beekeepers’ Association dates back to 1882. It unites 15 Local Associations within the County by organising Conventions and Honey Shows as well as promoting training through the Region ... All Associations are happy for non-members to attend a meeting occasionally but please check with the Secretary, or a member of the committee, that it is convenient for you to attend.'

'Hexham Beekeepers Association is an outstanding group of enthusiasts from wildly different walks of life. Our range of characters and experience means we bring many skills to the association and there is never a dull moment ... Our members range from children (many of whom have been introduced to bees at school) through all the age groups to some octogenarians who have been keeping bees for over 60 years ... At our monthly meetings we address all aspects of beekeeping from general good husbandry to honey production and disease control to help us all have healthy, productive colonies. Guest speakers cover a range of topics from the latest research on the behaviour of bees, to building a hive. The calibre of our speakers is always high and the content of their talks is informative and entertaining. No boring "droning on" is allowed!'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Dedicated to the advancement of apiculture (bee-keeping) and the promotion, fostering and encouraging of education therein ... Most of its work is done through local branches, which aim to educate bee-keepers about bee-keeping and to inform, and hopefully enthuse, the public about the magic and mystery of honey bees. There are twelve branches of the Kent Bee-Keepers’ Association.'

'Lancashire Beekeepers was founded in 1882 which makes The Lancashire & North West Beekeepers' Association one of the oldest beekeeping associations in England. With eight branches ... our popular and active beekeeping association spans the county of Lancashire and parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester with over 640 members ... For full details of what's happening at your nearest beekeeping branches please visit your local branch's website to obtain their latest meeting and event dates ... Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings to see what's involved; just contact the relevant Branch secretary to confirm the meeting details.'

'Aiming to encourage, improve and advance apiculture across the county of Lincolnshire and increase public awareness of the importance of bees in the environment. Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association (or LBKA) is made up of 10 districts, which cover the whole county. Each district has its own programme of meetings and events, and members are able to visit any LBKA district meeting and join in ... We aim to promote and provide an open and enthusiastic atmosphere at any of our events and all are welcome ... We also run events ourselves, either directly, or by one of our districts. These include the annual Spring and Autumn Lectures, the Lincoln District Bee Auction and the Bee Health Day.'

'A volunteer-run members' organisation and Registered Charity that represents the interests of beekeepers and urban beekeeping in the central London area .. We provide education and advice, promoting responsible bee keeping and raising awareness of the issues affecting bees.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The purpose of the Scottish Beekeepers Association is to support honey bees and beekeepers and to improve the standard of beekeeping, and to promote honey bee products in Scotland through: * The advancement of education in relation to the craft of beekeeping; * The advancement of the heritage, culture and science of beekeeping ; * The advancement of environmental protection by conservation of the honey bee.'  Over 40 Affiliated Beekeeping Associations support the work of the SBA.

'We provide training, promote best practice and offer advice, support and education to beekeepers and the public. Over the years our members have made – and continue to make - an impressive contribution to British beekeeping at both national and county level ... The Somerset Beekeepers Association is divided into twelve divisions, each corresponding to a different area of the county. Members can join any division, and also be members of more than one division. Members also don't have to live in Somerset, for example some members are from neighbouring counties such as Dorset or Devon ... The SBKA and each division organise lectures, usually in the "off-season" (i.e. autumn and winter, and into early spring) for beekeeping. Most divisional lectures are open to members of other divisions, and if in doubt just ask! Lectures are a great way to learn more about beekeeping and bees, and to help get you ready and excited for the next season.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'The Association is a thriving community of over 700 beekeepers ... Its purpose is to promote good beekeeping. This involves crop pollination and the collection, sale, showing and use of honey and wax. We provide instructions and demonstrations in these subjects, leading to an understanding of these fascinating insects and how to keep them healthy. There are facilities for courses in beekeeping and nationally recognized examinations can be taken. There are also branch libraries with beekeeping books ... Regular indoor meetings are held at Kesgrave, Barsham and Bury St Edmunds with practical apiary meetings, social gatherings and events at other locations in the county during the year. Attendance at these events is open to non-members.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'British beekeeping is unusual in that it is mostly undertaken by enthusiastic amateurs. The main organisation supporting this is the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). The BBKA is made up of area associations. Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is one of the largest area associations. It was founded in 1879 ... and has over 1000 members. Beekeeping is organised at a local level and area associations are broken down into smaller divisions. Within SBKA, we have eight local divisions covering the whole of Surrey. Most activities are organised by the local divisions.'

'Warwickshire has eight Branch Associations, each with a programme of activities throughout the year. Honey bees are only active during the spring and summer, so the summer programme focuses on the apiary and the practical aspects of managing honey bees through the season. During the winter months each Branch arranges a programme of talks and demonstrations.'

LECTURES and TALKS2021 Programme

'Founded in 1943, WBKA is the umbrella organisation for 19 local associations across Wales. Representatives of these 19 associations, and specialist members, form the WBKA Council which meets three times a year.'

The WBKA ... represents and organises events and education for beekeepers in Wiltshire. It is a Member of the British Beekeepers Association.

LECTURES and TALKSRegular Programme, Research Programme

'Objectives of the YBKA are as follows: * To promote and improve the craft of beekeeping; * To provide education, training and support for its Members; * To inform the wider public about the important role that the honeybee (Apis mellifera) plays in our natural environment and to promote the protection of that environment ... Members are organised into Affiliated District Associations (Districts) that are either locally based or dedicated to beekeeping related special interests.'

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