Beginner's Course 2021


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 2021 Beginner's Course.

Winter Program 2020-21

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.

See below for the dates and topics for the RBKA Winter Programme 2020-21

From 2020 onwards, meetings are being held on zoom, at 7.30pm 

RBKA Events


17th February

Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping by Fred Ayres


17th March 2021         

Gardening for Bees by Fred Dalby

Other Events

Details to follow