March 4, 2019

Spring is definitely in the air....

Andy Gowdy popped down the Leeds BKA apiary last Saturday morning to check on the fondant levels on the association bee hives.  Some were light and needed fondant adding and others were fine.  It is important this time of year to pay...

September 25, 2017

Here at Leeds Beekeepers Association we are always trying to make more people aware of how important honey bees are to the enviroment and wider economy. It was great to see Councillor Lucinda Yeadon on behalf of Leeds City Council, take up an offer from Chair Duncan Br...

August 31, 2017

Wow! What a great 2017 we have had here at LBKA, with all of our courses being very well attended.
To top it off, our fully booked 2017 Winter Course started this week.

The students were all suited up and had over an hour’s hands-on practical experience in the associati...

August 24, 2017

Last night another master class was delivered for Leeds Beekeepers Association members at the Temple Newsam apiary. The topic was preparing honey bees for overwintering. We had about 40 members turn up to listen to Andy Gowdy give lots of tips and insight to get honey...

August 13, 2017

Leeds Beekeepers hosted its second taster session of the year today. It was really well supported by the people of Leeds and surrounding areas with over 70 attendees. People that had booked had a great time dipping their toes into the hobby of beekeeping and finding ou...

July 31, 2017

The Leeds BKA trip out to the heather went well this year. This photo shows a hive aloft on an appropriate heather stand made from a pallet.  It is still strapped up and waiting to be released. This is an annual event for beekeepers that we always encourage association...

July 30, 2017

Check out our new, natty bee suits! We are sure everyone will agree that they look great. They've arrived just in time for our fully booked taster session in August.

Thanks to Linzi for all her help at Branded Sportswear, Wakefield for doing a great embroidery job.

If yo...

May 14, 2017

Yesterday we ran the first of our 2017 taster sessions at our Temple Newsam apiary. It was a fantastic experience and so enjoyable for the people that attended and wanted to know more about keeping bees. We love sharing our passion about beekeeping with anyone that wil...

April 16, 2017

Last Wednesday evening, Andy Gowdy gave a master class on Demaree swarm control to existing members of Leeds Beekeepers Association. At LBKA we try to improve the skills of all our members and give our members new ideas on how to manage their colonies. The master class...

April 6, 2017

Duncan Brearley, current Chairperson of Leeds Beekeepers Association, delivered a master class on the Pagden method of swarm control yesterday evening. Around 30 members of the association came down to see him and have their knowledge refreshed for the coming swarming...

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