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Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association

GBKA is a registered charity with the principal objective of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members from all over Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties.

GBKA is a member organisation of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), the national organisation that provides a wide range of services to beekeepers including insurance, information, newsletters, examination programmes and legal advice.

The seven Branches of GBKA support beekeepers in their area and run their own programmes of meetings, talks, and training sessions. GBKA members can attend the meetings of any Branch.

Lastest News

GBKA Annual Lecture Day, County Honey Show and AGM February 19th, 2022

Hosted by the Cheltenham & Gloucestershire branch.  A great opportunity to catch up with news across the county, experience our county level honey show and also meet others outside our own Branches to chat and exchange information.  Further details and entry form for the honey show can be found here: 2022 Lecture day, honey show …

Fascinating video insight into honeybee behaviour

A recent paper by Paul Seifert and colleagues provides a fascinating insight into many different aspects of honeybee behaviour. Video recordings of cross-sections of cells in an observation hive reveal how the queen lays eggs, the eggs hatch, the larvae are fed, spin a cocoon and the cells capped. Other aspects of honeybee behaviour include …

GBKA spring lecture day & AGM

This year’s AGM will be a virtual event on Zoom. Three exiting speakers are lined up to give an update on the National Honey Monitoring Scheme, advise on preparing exhibits for Honey Shows and a pictorial quiz and guide to honey bee diseases and disorders.

Events

November 2021

Thursday 18th18:30Cirencester & District BKA. Frank Gardner building, Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. GL7 6JS,
Varroa – evolution of its impact on beekeeping, management and latest developments. Norman Carreck

February 2022

Saturday 19th10:00Annual lecture day, Honey Show & AGM