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Annual Convention

A one day Beekeeping Convention is held annually at the beginning of the year.  It is intended to suit all abilities and as well as the main lectures there is a choice of seminars to attend.

This year's event was held on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at Lodge Hill Centre, Watersfield, Pulborough, RH20 1LZ


The West Sussex Beekeepers’ Association was pleased to invite beekeepers and those interested in bees and beekeeping to the WSBKA Annual Convention.  The event was designed to suit beekeepers of all standards. As well as the main lectures, the seminars offered a choice of more specialised topics.  


Main Lectures


  •   'The Joys of Raising Queens' – Clive de Bruyn                   
  •   'Monitoring Honeybee Colony Activity with Accelerometer Sensors' – Dr Martin Bencsik
  •   'Melissopalynology - The Study of Pollen in Honey' – Adam Leitch NDB


In addition there was a choice of seminars


                Seminar 1 (You could attend one of these)

      1)      'Beekeeping Mistakes' – Clive de Bruyn

      2)      'Experiments in Skep Beekeeping' – Chris Park

      3)      'BBKA Examination System & what you can get out of it' – Celia Perry


                 Seminar 2 (You could attend one of these)

      4)      'Asian Hornet Update' – Adam Leitch 

      5)      'Mead, Metheglin & Medicine' – Chris Park

      6)      'Wings, Stings and other things under the microscope' – James Donaldson


        Speakers' Profiles may be downloaded here


For all your beekeeping needs, Paynes Southdown Bee Farms was also present at the Convention


Advance booking per person, WSBKA members £22

 Members of other Associations and non-members £27

 On the day if space allowed £27


   Next year's WSBKA Convention will be on Saturday 29th February 2020

We look forward to seeing you there.

For further details contact Chris O'Riordan on 01403 253020 or email [email protected]