Full house 2016 Lodge Hill


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 24th February 2018 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


  •   'What’s going on in my Hive' – Gerry Collins                   
  •   'Medicinal Apitherapy' – Dr Gerry Brierley
  •   'Use of light to reverse effects of Neonicotinoids on Bees'  – Professor Glen Jeffery


In addition there was a choice of seminars


Seminar 1  (You could attend one of these)


      1)      'Curse of the Wax Moth' – Gerry Collins

      2)      'Queen Introduction' – David Rudland

      3)      'Up Close and Dangerous' – Claire Waring


Seminar 2  (You could attend one of these)


      4)      'Bee Diseases: Identification & Control' – Sandra Gray

      5)      'Swarm Prevention' – Celia Rudland

      6)      'Big Bees, little Bees & Bees that don’t Sting' – Claire Waring


        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


For further details contact Gordon Allan on 01798 343470 or email [email protected]

 Next year's Convention will be on Saturday 23rd February 2019.  We look forward to seeing you.

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