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Basic Assessment 2017

If you have had bees for more than a full year and wish to take your BBKA Basic Assessment then there will be a study group with practical sessions starting at the end of March.
This is a practical assessment and the Basic Assessment is a required for you to take any of the further BBKA assessments/modules.
Please contact Jenny Morgan RBKA Education Secretary email educationrbka@gmail.com

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Welcome to Reading & District Beekeepers Association

Reading Beekeepers (RBKA) is a friendly group of beekeepers all interested in the promotion and preservation of the Honey Bee. The information you will find has been designed to encourage the practice of good beekeeping and explain some of the activities the association has planned.

Want to know more or thinking of becoming a beekeeper? Look at 'Calendar' link to come and find out more or look at the 'Courses' available, in all cases contact our Secretary.  You are invited to come along and meet us. We're a friendly bunch and we'll make you very welcome - "A whole new world awaits you ".


BECOME A MEMBER

Full Membership of the RBKA entitles you to the following:

  • Makes you a member of the national association of beekeepers British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)
  • Receive monthly full colour BBKA newsletter.
  • Public & Products liability Insurance up to £5 million.
  • Brood disease Insurance from BDI
  • Access to the BBKA visual aids and slide library.
  • Discounted entrance fee to Spring Convention.
  • Access to the BBKA Examination Scheme.
  • Attend all club meetings and any meetings organised by County Branches
  • There are also associate and family membership options 
  • The Federation Monthly Newsletter
  • Mentoring scheme for beginners
  • Beginner members can benefit from swarms when they occur 
  • Hire of Honey Extracting Equipment

Our Summer Apiary meeting with everyone learning and getting close to the hives and bees :


'Have the aliens arrived'