For those people considering joining the Association we open for membership on the 1st January and close on the 31st August. Between these dates we'd be pleased to welcome you, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Teaching Apiary sessions on Saturdays for all levels are available strictly through advance bookings only. Email email@example.com for further information.
Our Beginners Course is now fully booked, but please get in touch if you are interested in starting beekeeping, as we do have taster sessions for non members. These are on the first Saturday afternoons of May, June and July and provide an opportunity to get up close and see inside our hives. These must be booked in advance via the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
As bee keeping equipment is now widely available via online ordering, and next day delivery is possible, the decision has been taken to discontinue the supply and sale of stock items. These are therefore no longer available at the apiary. Treatments will still be available as usual.
Bees are sometimes available for sale to SCDBKA members at reasonable rates. Again, please make contact via the email@example.com email address. We would like to remind members that caution should be exercised in purchasing bees from commercial suppliers as the provenance may not be known.
We would ask that SCBKA events are not advertised via any social media platform without discussion with the membership and education secretary. We'd like ensure that people arriving without a booking are not disappointed, and numbers still need to be managed.
BIBBA (Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association) have streamed their Spring 2021 Webinars. There are many topics of interest and relevance to beginners and experts alike, with some excellent contributors. If you are interested in viewing any of the 66 webinars available on YouTube please use the link here to see the full details.
BeeCraft have recorded a series of podcasts and education videos, these are contained in their Digital Library and can be accessed here
The 2022 AGM of the SCBKA will be held on Saturday 19th March at Darsham Village Hall, the time will be confirmed nearer the date.
L&DBKA 2021 AGM was held at 4pm on 6th February by Zoom. The minutes can be found on the meetings page.
For swarm collection, please refer to the Suffolk Beekeepers Association website here, there is an interactive map to help locate the closest beekeper who can help.
For advice on the Asian Hornet see BeeBase and for identification see BeeCraft poster and NNSS website
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became enforceable on 25th May 2018. It aims to give members of the public control over their personal data held by various organisations. There is no need for members of SCBKA to take any action as far as their membership of the Association is concerned, but we would ask you to read our policy notice here
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