Romford Honey Show 2017

If you haven’t already read the September newsletter, simply click the link or look under the newsletter section of the navigation bar above.
The most important thing to remember is that the Romford Honey Show is being held on Saturday 14th October.
To enter, you need to return an entry form to Angela Mander no later than 12 October 2017.
If you’re not sure what categories you might enter, take a look at the 2017 schedule to see which ones may suit you best.
Forms may be handed in at the October meeting on Thursday 05 October or sent to the address.
If you won a trophy last year, please don’t forget to return it in good time for the show. And please make sure it comes back clean.
It’s a bit of fun, so why not enter some of your honey, hive products or baked goods this year?

EBKA Ted Hooper Memorial Lecture 2017

Following the success of last year inaugural event, this year our speakers are Professor Dave Goulson, founder of the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust and Darren Lerigo, a local horticulturalist and gardener with a true love of plants and interest in how the landscape affects the way we live.

This is the second EBKA Ted Hooper Memorial lecture and an important event in the beekeeping calendar. Members will have the opportunity to hear the presentations from key speakers on topics that are of interest and relevant today. It is also a good opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet in the convivial surroundings of Marks Hall.


2pm on Sunday 2 April 2017


The Coach House, Marks Hall, Coggeshall, CO6 1TG (Google map)


Dave Goulson is interested in pollinators and pollination more generally, and particularly in the sustainable management of pollinators in agro-ecosystems. In recent years he has been heavily involved in studies of the impact of pesticides on bumblebees. His group is heavily involved in various “Citizen Science” projects to engage large numbers of people in conservation and in science more generally.

A former award-winning playwright, radio scriptwriter and stand-up comedian, Darren Lerigo was mentored at Kew Gardens. He has spoken around Essex to different groups and was a guest speaker at last year’s National Flower Show. He is keen to continue sharing his love of gardening and plants and will wish to bring that enthusiasm to the local beekeeping community.


The ticket price, including refreshments, has been held at £8 and must be purchased in advance.

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EBKA conference 2016 – get your tickets

Tickets for the EBKA annual conference 2016 have been on sale to EBKA members for some weeks, but are now available to non-members, too.

So if you haven’t already bought your tickets for the highlight of the beekeeping calendar, you had better get your skates on.

There are three excellent speakers lecturing on practical beekeeping matters and tickets – including lunch and refreshments – are only £25 each.

You can find more details about the event HERE.

Don’t miss your chance of being there – order now and pay by cash, cheque or online.