Spring Convention

Saturday 2nd March 2024 at 9.00am

9.00 Convention opens.  Registration and refreshments

9.25 Welcome by the Chair of BBKA

9.30 Lecture Bees Abroad Trisha Marlow

10.30   Refreshments

11.00   Session on Asian Hornet Traps and Updates Dave Heaton

12.00   Lunch, choice of Beef Hot Pot or Vegetarian Lasagne  

1.15     Presentation of Certificates and Trophy and Raffle Draw

1.45     LNWBKA 125h AGM

 3.00     Refreshments

 3.30     Forage and Colony Nutrition Trisha Marlow

 4.30     Closing words

 4.35     Convention closes

Dave Heaton

I have worked with the Branch AH leads to develop the Lancashire Beekeepers approach to AH in 2024.

We need our members to be aware of the plan, and how to work in their local communities to create awareness of AH and what to do should there be a sighting. We are looking to have a coordinated approach to monitoring, and trapping should there be a sighting

The objective of the short session is to make members aware of the plan, and what part they need to play in increasing awareness and monitoring.

I will be showing the hornet traps that the county has bought for the branches.

Stalls will include

PBKA, V&J Bees, Northern Bee Books and others TBC

Convention Arrangements

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

Lunch (included)  will be Beef Hot Pot or Vegetarian Lasagne. 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 £24.00 for the full day including lunch. Under 18s pay only £14.00 (for the meal).

Early Bird Discount: If payment is received by Friday 23rd Feb 2024,  the fee for the Convention is only £19 (still only £14 for under 18s).

Both the following steps are required to book places:

Alternatively, send cheques made payable to “Lancashire & North-West Beekeepers " to Liane Doree, 3 Parsonage Rd, Blackburn, BB1 9NN asap, to make the catering easier. To qualify for the Early Bird Discount, the payment must have been received by Friday 23rd February 2023.

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


Photos from the 2020 event

Photos from the 2019 event

Photos taken by Simon Cordingley

Photos from the 2013 event

2013 Photos taken by Caroline Mackenzie