North of England Beekeepers' Convention

Welcome to the North of England Beekeepers' Convention 2015

Our 2015 convention was a great success and we are chuffed to have received many fantastic comments from our delegates, including:

Congratulations for the event. Thank you     
A great day & great event   
Thank you for a great day!
This was my first occasion at a beekeepers convention. It was stimulating, all attendees were friendly and the organisation was excellent – repeat for 2016 please!!
The trade section was exceptional this year. ·        
Very interesting, thank you      
Well done on yet another great convention.    
Enjoyed the day. Thank you everybody
Trade stands very friendly and helpful     
Enjoyable day out   
A wonderful informative day     
A very enjoyable day. Well worth attending.
The whole event well organised and having it on one level works well. The catering this year was excellent and efficiently executed, thanks      
An excellent day. Brilliant organisation by a group of wonderful people.       
Thank you for the excellent opportunity to hear such interesting & scientific speakers 
Amazing day! Thoroughly enjoyed photography talk in the afternoon. Learned loads. Thank you!!       
Thoroughly enjoyed the lectures. Informative, interesting & well pitched
Good day. Interesting speakers, food for thought!      
Really enjoyed the event – thank you


Thanks to our 2015 Speakers:
  • Dr Sue Cobey

    Dr Sue Cobey International authority on honey bee breeding and instrumental insemination. Working with Washington State University, she aims to improve breeding stocks by increasing colony vitality and tolerance to disease and says genetic  diversity enhances colony fitness.

  • Rinke Vinkenoog

    Rinke Vinkenoog, Senior Biology Lecturer, Northumbria University. Plants and pollinators are his passion, particularly  Himalayan Balsam. He spends weeks in summer watching pollinators in action along the river banks of the Tyne valley whilst dodging ‘Balsam Bashers’

  • Simon Croson

    Simon Croson, from Lincolnshire is a world-wide traveller for Bees Abroad, a commercial beekeeper and has won Apimondia medals with his wildlife photography. His top tips include planting to attract insects, anticipation and keeping still.  His advice will help us all get better photographs no matter how basic our cameras may be.

How to buy tickets
The brochure and application form for the 2016 conventionwill be available via the Current Convention link to the left from January 2016

To be sent  a paper copy or to be added to our mailing list, please call Les Cain on 07760 44080007760 440800 or email

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