Basic Assessment & Healthy Bee Day


BBKA Basic Assessment Preparation Course
Run over three evenings in March, the course is suitable for those who have managed at least one colony for a minimum of 12 months regardless of whether you’ve attended previous courses, are self-taught, or a combination of the two. It provides a check for you as to how well you’re doing, and areas that might need some ‘brushing up’. The course provides a guide to those areas which will be examined during the BBKA Basic Assessment process although there is no obligation to take the Assessment.

Venue: Christchurch Peartree Halls, Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City
Dates: Wednesdays 20th and 27th March and 3rd April 2019 – 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Cost: £15

Contact Mike Goodhew at


2019 Healthy Bee Day
Each year, the Hertfordshire BKA hosts it’s Healthy Bee Day at the University of Hertfordshire Bayfordbury Campus. The Eastern Regional Bee Inspector lead the Day with the help of Seasonal Bee Inspectors.

The Bee inspectors will run through presentations providing up to date details of the various pests and diseases including those that are notifiable, and will demonstrate good husbandry practices to reduce the possibility of bee diseases being spread by the beekeeper.

They will have on hand samples of pests and diseases so that those attending can see and smell brood diseases first hand.

A limited number of places for the day have now been allocated to each Branch.
Please let me know if you’d like to attend. As usual preference will be given to those who haven’t attended on previous years.

Venue: University of Hertfordshire’s Bayfordbury Campus
Date: Saturday 11th May 2019 – 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
Cost: Free


Contact Mike Goodhew at