NBKA Meetings 2020

JANUARY Thursday 31st 7.30pm Newent School

Beekeepers’ Question Time. Thank you to those who have sent questions in for our version Question Time. There is an excellent variety to keep the panel on their toes. We have Marin Anastassov, Norman Roper and Colin Pavey, with the Chairman as referee!

FEBRUARY Thursday 28th 7.30pm Newent School

John Whitaker, Master Beekeeper, on the uses of nucleus hives.

MARCH Thursday  28th 7.30pm Newent School

The Honey Monitoring Project – a talk through the project by Prof. Richard Pywell, Science Area Head: Biodiversity, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

APRIL Thursday 25th 7.30pm Newent School

Sally Wadsworth (Bee Inspector) – microscopy (tbc)

June 14, 15, 16 2019 Royal Three Counties Show, Malvern


The Heart of England’s premiere celebration of the countryside and rural life

Join us this year at the Royal Three Counties Show and help us celebrate 60 years of calling the Three Counties Showground our home.  It’s set to be a hearty feast of farming, food and family entertainment, with new features including our Gardening Hub and Ask the Groom plus we’ll be welcoming many of the much loved actors from The Archers.

Click here for the Three Counties Show website

Date tbc GBKA Auction

New venue at Cirencester, details to be confirmed.


These are the 2018 rules, which will probably apply in 2019

Equipment entry 8:00 till 11:00,

Auction starts at 12:00

Live bees entry 8:00 till 10:00,

Auction starts at 15:00

Live bees must be inspected and certified free from notifiable pests and disease by a Seasonal Bee Inspector within 14 days of the sale. Each lot of live bees must be accompanied by completed Live bees Entry form Entry forms are available from GBKA website. No drawn comb.

Refreshments available

All lots must be removed by 18:00

General and Lot enquiries: Bernie Danvers (01594) 835063

Please let Bernie know two weeks before the auction that you will be bringing live bees

Please see GBKA website for further details http://www.gbka.org.uk

Sellers forms can be downloaded from the GBKA website