Welcome to LBKA

Welcome to the web site of the Liverpool and Merseyside Beekeepers Association (LBKA).

We are amateur beekeepers in the Merseyside area and are affiliated to the BBKA (British Beekeeping Association).

Sorry we can’t help with bees in roof spaces, walls etc.

These are usually bumble bees. If you think you have a swarm of honey bees, see the information and links on the Bees in building or garden page.

We hold monthly meetings with talks on various aspects of beekeeping from visiting speakers and practical beekeeping demonstrations. These meetings are an opportunity to meet fellow beekeepers, share knowledge and ask for advice. New beekeepers are always welcome and beginners’ courses are usually run in the New Year, for those thinking of taking up beekeeping.

For more information or to become a member either visit us at one of our monthly events or contact us with your enquiry. Email to contact@liverpoolbeekeepers.co.uk

September branch meeting

24th September
St Annes Millenium Centre View Rd, Rainhill, Prescot L35 0LE England

Guest speaker:
Dr Jennifer Rowntree
Plant Diversity and Honeybees
2.30pm – 4.30pm
St Anne’s Millenium Centre,  View Rd, Rainhill, L35 0LE.

Open to LBKA and BBKA members.

BBKA Module examinations

The BBKA have a series of courses, referred to as the ‘modules’, to help members increase their understanding of bees and beekeeping. There are distance-learning options or a study group could be set up if enough members are interested. Each module has an examination, although courses can be taken without sitting the exams. More details can be found at: http://www.bbka.org.uk/learn/examinations__assessments/modules

The next set of examinations take place on Saturday 12th November and entries must reach the Lancashire Education Secretary by Friday 23rd of September.

If you are interested in taking any module examinations please contact Cliff Porter, the branch education secretary, using contact@liverpoolbeekeepers.co.uk

Microscopy Course

John Charlton, who is a well-known and respected microscopist in the beekeeping community, will be running a series of Microscopy Days for beekeepers to prepare them for the BBKA Exam, or other exams needing microscopy as a subject.

The course is spread over seven Saturdays and will be suitable for absolute beginners and the experienced microscopist.

The course starts on 24th September, and all sessions will take place at
Manchester Grammar School, M13 0XT.
Most of the equipment and materials will be provided.

More details from johncharlton151@gmail.com