In light of the current Covid-19 crisis, and in expectation of further government rules, all advertised meetings of RBKA are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

The following is calendar of events planned for the coming year.  It is made up of :

Our Apiary visits (once a month from April through to September) entail going to a member's apiary and one of our mentor beekeepers opening up numerous hives and explaining the goings on and findings. This means beginners can get right up close to the inner workings of the hive as well as picking up valuable tips. This will help them decide if beekeeping is for them. If you plan to attend, please let our Secretary know and come armed with:
  • loose thick trousers (preferably jeans), not skin tight
  • Wellington boots or ankle high water proof boots
  • CRITICAL - new pair of rubber kitchen gloves
A beekeeping suit will be provided for beginners.

These visits are for members only.


2019-20 WINTER MEETINGS (once a month evening talks)

Monthly meetings will be held from October to March on the Thursday evenings listed below, from 7:15 to 9:15pm. As in previous years, the venue is Caversham Heights Church, 74 Highmoor Road, Caversham Heights, Reading, RG4 7BG (click here for map). These generally have
a guest speaker talking on a variety of subjects aimed at both beginners and experts.

More details will follow.
  • 12th December: Sean Stephenson (details here)
  • 14th November: AGM and beginners honey show
  • 12th December: Sean Stephenson: Drones: Life and Behaviour
  • 9th January: Beate and John McKenzie: Beehive air therapy. (Beecura System)
  • 13th February: Dean Madden's Memorial Lecture: Hauke Koch on Sex, Drugs and Ecosystem Services (details here)  (was to have been Professor Phil Stevenson)

2018-19 Winter Meetings: Download

2017-18 and Earlier Events: Download