The BBKA are putting on a series of Zoom talks for beekeepers which will also be streamed to YouTube for those unavailable to watch live. 

Next Talk

The next of these talks will be "Food Safety for Beekeepers" with Andy Pedley on Tuesday 18th June 2024 at 7.00pm 

Andy has been keeping bees for 30 years and, as an EHO, developed an interest in the law on food safety as it applies to beekeepers and honey production.  He realised that there was a fair amount of misinformation and traditional, but not always good, practice among beekeepers. In 2009, he authored a series in BeeCraft on the Food Safety Legislation and has authored other relevant articles for them too on the Honey Regulations and Recycling jars.

He has recently worked more on the nuts and bolts of food safety for beekeepers and has presented talks on this and the Food Safety law as it applies to beekeepers at the National Honey Show and to local associations. Northern Bee Books asked him to produce a book and this is now in print

Andy is currently the Training Apiary Manager for Oxfordshire BKA; this gives him responsibility for 10 colonies there as well as his own 7 in various apiaries around Oxfordshire.  

Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 858 1635 0106      Passcode: 582351

Previous Talks

"Comb Change - the Essentials" with Jane Medwell, Master Beekeeper, on 21st May 2024.

YouTube recording available here.

Swarm Talk held on 23rd April 2024:

  • Jane Medwell, BBKA Trustee:  Essentials of Swarm Control
  • Ian Campbell, BBKA Social Media Manger: The Social Media Side of Swarming
  • Tim Wylie, the apiarist atelier:  Feral bee colonies in buildings – the issues, the challenges and the consequences

YouTube recording available here.