Northern Beekeepers' Convention

2017 Northern Beekeepers' Convention - 60th Anniversary Event

Saturday 1 April 2017 at the Beacon, Newcastle upon Tyne

We are working on putting together another great event, add the date to your diary and check back here in November

Our 2016 Speakers were:
  • Prof Keith Delaplane

    PROF KEITH DELAPLANE “Thinking superorganismally can make us better beekeepers.”
    Writer, and Head of the honey bee programme at the University of Georgia USA. The density of wild honeybee colonies offers many clues to ways we can improve our beekeeping and productivity.

  • Jilly Halliday and Nikki Black

    “The Rise and Rise of Broomley Bees.”
    The irrepressible leaders of a team that aims to excite children’s interest in bees. Their project for a primary school has mushroomed and spread to other schools and the local community.

  • Gareth John

    “Treatment-free Beekeeping.”
    A Trustee of the Natural Beekeeping Trust, Gareth is an exponent of natural beekeeping to promote healthy and vigorous colonies with minimal intervention and without varroa treatment.

  • Margaret Murdin

    “How To Be A Proficient Beekeeper.”
    Vice Chair of the Trustees of the BBKA and teacher of beekeepers of all standards. If we want better bees we need time, commitment planning and patience - but it will pay off in the end.

How to buy tickets
The brochure and application form for the 2016 convention are available via the Current Convention link

To be sent  a paper copy or to be added to our mailing list, please call Les Cain on 07760 440800 or email

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