BIBBA organise educational meetings, lectures,
conferences and workshops.
The improvement of bees is something that can easily
be attempted by all beekeepers. You will need an ability to assess both
bees and the handling techniques of others, as bad temper is often the
fault of the beekeeper, not the bees.
There is much more pleasure in handling docile bees,
especially if you have bred them yourself. BIBBA events are organised
to encourage and help beekeepers assess bees and raise queens.
Two such events are the "Bee Improvement For All" days and the BIBBA
50th anniversary conference that is combined with SICAMM biennial
conference, to be held in Llangollen, September 26-28th 2014.
For details of these two events click on the red text below.
2014 BIBBA and SICAMM joint conference
focus will be on bee improvement bee breeding, queen rearing and the
management of native and near native honey bees. There should be about
"Bee Improvement For All" days
whole day event that will encourage all beekeepers to assess their
colonies and to use the information to help them cull their poor
colonies and raise queens from their better ones.
Methods of achieving it include some the bees present us with during the season, as well as more advanced techniques.
More events are intended to be linked from this
page. Past events are left in place as a historic archive.
BIBBA usually attends various shows and conventions such as the
Honey Show, BBKA Spring Convention and the Welsh and Scottish
where beekeepers can seek advice on bee breeding and queen rearing, as
as learning about the many other benefits of BIBBA membership.
The image shows a few BIBBA members on the
stand at the 2008 National Honey
The late Dave Cushman is on the extreme right.