As an affiliate of both the British Beekeepers Association and Yorkshire Beekeepers Association, Leeds Beekeepers Association discourages the importation of both honey bee queens and colonies from outside the UK.
Wednesday evening was a busy affair at the apiary. The Spring course was underway with Chris Barlow demonstrating practical tips for making brood boxes, supers and frames - all very relevant at this time of year as the swarms are plentiful and the nucs are arriving for the new beekeepers. Some beginners were hastily preparing their brood boxes on site ready to house their nuc at the apiary for a few weeks of guidance whilst their confidence develops. More experienced members
Countryside Live, an agricultural fair for children, took place on Wednesday and Thursday 23rd & 24th May on the Ledston Estate, near Castleford thanks to support from the Wheler Foundation, (a charity encouraging agriculture, forestry and rural industry for the benefit of the public), LBKA was invited to attend together with Barkston Ash beekeepers. Countryside Learning events deliver education outside the classroom giving inner city children the chance, often for the first