BADS-BKA Diary Dates 2017/2018

Winter Meetings

West Parley Memorial Hall
Stocks Lane, off Christchurch Road
West Parley, BH22 8SQ

Time: All meetings start at 7.30pm



17th Jan: AGM

21st Feb: – In house speakers – Bob Menz – Simple Queen Rearing – Using the Horsey Board.

25th Feb: BADS BKA Convention, open to all, with speakers:
Roger Patterson – Honey Bees in the Wild – What can we Learn from them?
John Hendrie – The Senses
Norman Carreck – What Future for Local Bees in Britain?
Ron Hoskins – 21 Year Chemical-Free Beekeeping
0900 – 1630, West Parley Memorial Hall
£24 per person, including lunch, tea and coffee
Booking information here

21st Mar: Anaphylaxis – Dr Chin

18th Apr: Swarms, swarms, swarms: the how and why – Pam Hunter

19th Sept: Andy Wills – How to win prizes at honey shows, an exhibitors perspective.

17th Oct: The New Role with APHA, Covering Asian Hornet & Small Hive Beetle – Nigel Semmence

18th Nov: BADS BKA Honey Show. St Catherine’s Hill Community Hall, 17 Marlow Dr, Christchurch BH23 2RR Time: 2pm – 4pm

21st Nov: Swarm Control Without The Nine Day Checks  – Ged Marshall

05th Dec: Beekeeping Then (1959) and Now – Ruth Homer + Plate Supper




16th Jan: AGM

20th Feb: In-House Speaker  – Topic TBC

24th Feb: BADS BKA Covention

20th Mar: TBC

7th April: Wannabee Day

17th Apr: Pollen in Forensic Science – Dr Michael Keith-Lucas


Social Events & Trips

Trips – be sure to book early as most have limited space.

7th July: – LASI Workshop

23rd June: – Lavender Fields Visit

11th June:  – Trip to Kew Gardens to see THE HIVE and have a lecture on the Flow Hive by the man himself


Local and National Calendar – Dates of Interest

7th – 9th April:  BBKA Spring Convention – Harper Adams University

25th – 27th July: New Forest Show

2rd – 3th Sept: Dorset County Show

26th – 28th Oct:  National Honey Show – Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher. KT10 9AJ