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Beginner's Course 2024


Our beginner's course offers an excellent gateway to the knowledge and practical experience you need to get started in beekeeping. It is held over two days and includes lectures and practical sessions at the Association's training apiary.

Click here for more information about the 2024 Beginner's Course.

Winter Program 2023- 2024

RBKA have visiting speakers that deliver interesting talks on various aspects of beekeeping through the winter months. Previous topics have included wax modelling and candle making, bee diseases, early spring management, the British Bee Breeding Programme, mead and wine making, preparing honey and other bee products for show and sale, pollination under glass in a 2½ acre greenhouse and more.


There is usually a honey show at the beginning of our winter programme with various categories including a novice class and a honey cake category.

October 18th 7.30pm. AGM.  Winter meeting program.  Beekeeping stories from Spain. Steven Holloway

November 15th 7.30pm  - Varroa, Coping with wasps, BeeBase

January 17th 7.30pm - Asian Hornet

February 14th - see below

February 21st 7.30pm Swarm control, what to do with hive contents if colonies die.

March 20th 7.30pm - TBA

April 17th 7.30pm. - TBA

Meetings in 2023/24 will be held at:

Brentwood, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY 7.30 till 9pm

Meeting Raffle continues - members asked to donate a 'prize', tickets are £1 each, all proceeds go to the RBKA funds.

Beekeeping beginners

RBKA Events

Sheffield beekeepers have invited us to their meeting on Wednesday 14th February at Hallamshire Golf Club, Redmires Road, Sheffield, S10 4LA.
7pm for 7.30 start. Dhonn Atkinson - Regional Bee inspector will be giving an update on the Asian Hornet.

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