Meetings & Events

Winter Meetings


Unless stated otherwise, all winter meeting will be at –

Dame Elizabeth Hall, Firbank Cl, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1UA

September 2023

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 29th September
๐Ÿ• 19:30 – 21:00
๐Ÿ“ Gervald Frykman
๐ŸŽคA beekeepers incredible journey through India and the Apis Indica he met along the way.

October 2023

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 27th October
๐Ÿ• 19:30 – 21:00
๐Ÿ“ Riverside House Stourbridge
๐ŸŽค The development of a community garden and their bee keeping journey

November 2023 (Via Zoom)

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 24th November
๐Ÿ• 19:30 – 21:00
๐Ÿ“ Andrew Durham
๐ŸŽค Asian Hornets – The Beekeepers Guide

Andrew Durham is Cambridgeshire Beekeeper who is a regular contributor to the BBKA News on the Asian Hornet and has been a speaker at the BBKA Asian Hornet Conferences.ย  Drawing on his own research and on a wide range of authoritative and regularly updated sources, from local beekeeping groups to national beekeeping organizations, and from local advice to national guidance on dealing with the hornet; Andrew is able to give a uniquely detailed insight into the Asian hornet situationย .

(Please note, this meeting will be via zoom and not at Dame Elizabeth Hall)

Please register using this Zoom Link

December 2023

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Saturday 2nd December
๐Ÿ• 12:30
๐Ÿ“ย Christmas Meal at The White Swan, Harborne. B15 3TT

January 2024

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 26th January
๐Ÿ• 19:30 – 21:00
๐Ÿ“ Hopes garden plants
๐ŸŽค Plants for pollinators throughout the year

February 2024

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Saturday 17th February
๐Ÿ• 10:00 – 13:00
๐Ÿ“ Sam Walker & Ron Rock
๐ŸŽค Sam will talk about Asian Hornets – Followed by Ron talking about Bumble Bees

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 23rd February
๐Ÿ• 19:30 – 21:00

March 2024

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Friday 29th March
๐Ÿ• 19:30 – 21:00
๐Ÿ“ T.B.C.

NB:ย  Visitor numbers at Highbury Apiary are currently restriced to members only.ย  If you have any questions about visiting please call the Apiary Manager (see Contacts page.)

Summer Meetingsย are held at our Apiary in Highbury Park.ย  Association and members’ hives undergo inspection by that well known pest of the bee, the beekeeper.

2.00pm every Saturday between June and August.
See theย Highbury Apiaryย page for further information.

Winterย meetingsย (September to March) are lively and educational with a mixture of lectures and talks covering the basics for new beekeepers and other topics. ย Non-members and visitors are very welcome to attend. ย I promise we are a very friendly and welcoming bunch. ย Tea and biscuits to follow, sometimes there may be cake.

Winter Meetings โ€ฆ members will be informed of meeting dates and topics/speakers via email

Meetings usually commence at 7.30pm.