Club Bee


Better Bees Better Beekeepers Day One

Saturday 31 August 2019 at 8:30 am

Pershore College


Worcestershire Beekeepers’ Association in association with The National Bee Unit (Western Region)


An Autumn Beekeeping weekend at Pershore College

31 August & 1 September 2019

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8.30 - 9.15       Registration in Frank Parkinson Foyer.

9.15 - 10.15     Better colony performance – Ken Basterfield. What is a good colony and what affects its performance?

10.15 - 10.45   Tea/Coffee comfort break.

10.45 - 11.45   Producing Better Queens – Marin Anastassov

                        Queen rearing strategies that everyone could adopt.

12.00 - 13.00   The Indispensable nucleus – Lynfa Davies. The many uses of nuc. Boxes, why you should have at least one.

13.00 - 14.15   Buffet lunch.

14.15 - 15.15   Practical Workshop selected from list A on the day

15.15 - 15.45   Tea/Coffee comfort break.

15.45 - 16.45   Practical workshop selected from list B on the day

 17.00 - 18.00  Preparation for a better season. - Dan Basterfield

                        What you need to do now, for better over wintering.

19.00               Assemble for dinner.  Dining Hall, three course meal

                        Woven between courses

                        ‘You be the judge, the jury and the executioner’

                        The bar will be open from 6pm


Workshop list A

Workshop list B





Better hive skills

Comb fumigation

Ken Basterfield

Grafting larvae

Introducing queens

Marin Anastassov

Making up a nucleus

Uniting colonies

Lynfa Davies

Tackling a challenging colony

Mock Basic exam

Dan – Ken Beddoe


Recovering wax from combs

Making beeswax food wraps

Tim Vivian – Bob Powell

(North East)

Make soap

Making mead

Rebecca – Richard


Honey ice cream

Finding and Handling queens

Helen – Lyndon

Gt Witley,Hag+Stour.)

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Confirmation of booking will be made by e-mail.  The organisers reserve the right at any time and without notice to change the venue of the convention and /or speakers from those described in the programme. The organisers also reserve the right at their absolute discretion to cancel the convention without incurring any liabilities save that monies paid would be refunded.  The organisers accept no responsibility for the views expressed by speakers, chairmen or any other person at the convention.

Please bring a clean bee suit, footwear and non-leather gloves for apiary sessions.

Please note all B&B accommodation is in single study bedrooms.  Car parking is free.

THE VENUE IS Pershore College

From the centre of Pershore take the B4084 Bridge Street signposted Evesham and in 1.4 miles follow the B4084 sharply left and uphill.

The entrance driveway to Pershore College is on your right in a 100 yards.

You will be directed to the appropriate car park on this large (60 hectare) site

Pershore College
WR10 3JP