WBKA Calendar 2017/18

The programme for 2017/18 is shown below. If you are unsure of the directions to any of the venues, please contact the Secretary using the contact form.

WBKA members are also welcome to attend Airedale BKA events, for details see the ABKA calendar.

Local Group Meetings (monthly)

Last Tuesday of the month Lower Wharfedale 7.30pm The Fleece, Otley...more

Second Tuesday of the month Upper Wharfedale 7.30pm, for details of venue see the members page.


Training Courses

Beginners' Course Weds 28 February - Weds 28 March and Weds 18 April, Horticulture Annex, Craven College, Skipton Auctin Mart. For more information or to book a place please contact Jenny via the Contact page.

Association Events

January, Friday 26 Social Evening 7.30pm Ilkley Moor Vaults

A quiz (not all about bees) is proposed. The evening is also open for any other contributions. Partners, friends and expert quizzers welcome. Wanted: a quiz master for the night. Volunteers to contact the Secretary please.

March, Wednesday 7 "A Palaentologist's Perspective on the Evolutionary History of Bees"

Talk by Dr. John Varker 7.30pm Christchurch, Ilkley

March, Saturday 24 YBKA Annual Spring Meeting York

More details to follow

April, Saturday 21 Otley Green Fair 10am to 4pm Otley Courthouse

We will have a stall at the fair with information about bees, beekeeping and the WBKA.

May, Saturday 19 Otley Show

We will have a stall at this years' show with information about bees, beekeeping and the WBKA, and hopefully some honey to sell.

June, Tuesday 19 WBKA Committee Meeting

If there is anything you'd like to have discussed at the meeting, please contact the Secretary.

July, Saturday 7 Skep Making Workshop 9.30am to 4.00pm, near Addingham

With instruction by an experienced skep maker. Equipment wil be provided and there will be small charge for materials provided. Please contact Sue (treasurer) if you would like to take part.

August, Saturday 18 Gargrave Show

We will once again be at Gargrave for a day of bees, honey and sunshine.

September, Thursday 13 WBKA Committee Meeting

If you have any questions or items for discussion, please contacte the Secretary via the contact page.

November, Friday 9 Annual General Meeting and Honey Show

Ilkley Rugby Club, Stacks Field, Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0AF. More details to follow...