Spring Convention

To book a place at the convention please click here to complete the Google Form with your details and the names of those you are booking for.


Lancashire & NW BKA



Saturday 7th March 2020

9.00am - 4.45pm


Venue: Archbishop Temple School, St Vincent's Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire





Reg Charity No 506167




Welcome to Lancashire Beekeepers’ Spring Convention. We are confident you will find the programme of speakers and their talks both fascinating and useful. The Convention’s programme is always designed to combine both the practical and the theoretical; and to encourage beekeepers to think about how they keep their bees.






 9.00  Convention opens.  Registration and refreshments
 9.45  Welcome by the President of Lancashire BKA
 10.00 - 11.00  “The Joys of Queen Rearing” – Clive de Bruyn
 11.00 - 11.25  Refreshments
 11.25   Introduction
 11.30 - 12.30  “Cutting Out Bees" – Clive Flynn
 12.30 - 1.15  Lunch
 1.15 - 1.40   Presentation of trophy and Certificates
 1.55   Introduction
 2.00 - 3.00    “From Bees to Bottle” - Luke Hutchinson
 3.00 - 3.25  Refreshments
 3.30 - 4.30  “What can the Hobby Beekeeper learn from the Commercial and Professional Beekeepers?” – Clive de Bruyn

 4.30 - 4.45  Closing words
 4.45  Convention closes


The Speakers


Clive de Bruyn – author of several books, including “Practical Beekeeping”, beekeeper for many years

Northumberland Honey Luke and Suzie Hutchinson run a many faceted Bee Business, which includes beekeeping, mead making, and running courses.

Alpha Pest Control – Clive Flynn is an experienced member of a company providing pest control services which includes “Cutting Out” bee colonies from unwanted spaces.

Trade Stalls at the Convention

Hatton Lodge Apiary - Thornes Beekeeping Supplies Representative

Other details to follow

Convention Arrangements

The Convention will be held at Archbishop Temple School, St Vincent's Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire PR2 8RA.

Lunch (included) will be Hot Pot/Vegetable Lasagne and Dessert.
 Please indicate if the vegetarian option is required, on the reply form.

Refreshments available morning and afternoon are included.

Booking arrangements

The fee for the Convention will be £21.00 for the full day including lunch.  Under 18s pay only £11.00 (for the meal).

Early Bird Discount: If payment is received by Friday 15th Feb 2019, the fee for the Convention is only £16 (still only £11 for under 18s).

Both the following steps are required to book places:

    1    Please click here to complete the attached Google Form with your details and the names of those you are booking for.

    2    Please send cheques made payable to “Lancashire & NW BKA” to Viki Cuthbertson, 18 Highgate Avenue, Fulwood PR2 8LL asap, to make the catering easier. To qualify for the Early Bird Discount, the payment must have been received by Friday 15th February 2019.

When payment has been received you will be sent an e-mail confirming your places have been booked.

For more information please contact

Convention Officer Viki Cuthbertson, 18 Highgate Avenue, Fulwood PR2 8LL

Tel: 01772 717001

E – Mail: [email protected]


Photos from the 2019 event

 Presentation of the Basic Certificates  
Clive de Bruyn
The Hall
Photos taken by Simon Cordingley

Photos from the 2013 event

Phil's two queens
Beekeepers' Question Time
Recipients of the Leonard Ross Trophy

2013 Photos taken by Caroline Mackenzie