The presentation is based on a successful one day event that has been running for 15 years. This covers everything potential beekeepers need to know in order to decide if beekeeping is for them and to take the next step. It doesnt teach enough for people to start, but it encourages attendees to contact their …

Introduction to Beekeeping Day with Roger Patterson – BIBBA Read More »

This is a 1 hour presentation that gives the absolute basic information to help potential beekeepers decide if they should go further. Topics covered will include:- Time needed, costs, suitable site, sound information sources, etc. For those who wish to take the next step, there is an all day presentation Introduction to Beekeeping on March …

Beekeeping. Whats it all About?- BIBBA Read More »

As a beginner, you may have gathered all the information you possibly can. This could be from other beekeepers, teachers, mentors, demonstrators, lectures, YouTube, forums, books and other printed matter, etc. You have done it because you are probably keen, enthusiastic and want to do well. As most beginners do, you have probably found the …

Are you confused? Your Questions Answered – BIBBA Read More »

This follows on from Some Simple Things You May Not Have Been Told, because in beekeeping there are a lot of things that are stumbled upon as beekeepers progress in the craft, that more experienced beekeepers are aware of and assume that everyone knows. Part of a series of webinars “Ive just started. I have …

Some Things I Need to Be Aware of – BIBBA Read More »

Colony losses occur during both summer and winter and at a higher rate than they should. A loss of a colony isnt just something to be easily accepted, but a queen that could be good, a colony of bees, probably considerable stores and next years crop. It is annoying for an experienced beekeeper, probably more …

Keeping a Colony Alive – BIBBA Read More »

Some modern teaching is done by rather inexperienced people, who teach mainstream thinking from books or training material, rather than from their own experience. That may leave a lot of gaps that the new beekeeper has to fill themselves. This presentation discusses some of these that will help the beekeeper in their early years. Part …

Some Simple Things You May Not Have Been Told – BIBBA Read More »

Beekeepers are often advised to have a second colony quite quickly, to help the first if there is a problem. This is sound advice, but where do you get a second colony if you dont have the knowledge to make one yourself? The usual answer is to buy one, but this may be headed by …

My Second Colony – BIBBA Read More »

Many beginner beekeepers are immediately confronted with problems, or what they may think are problems, soon after acquiring their bees. The level of support for new beekeepers varies a lot, depending on the resources available and the quality of them. Raw beginners often have masses of questions, but are the answers always reliable? Just because …

Ive got my bees. Now what? – BIBBA Read More »