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Annual Convention

A one day Beekeeping Convention is held annually at the beginning of the year.  It is intended to suit all abilities and as well as the main lectures there is a choice of seminars to attend.

Next year's event will be held on Saturday 29th February 2020 at Lodge Hill Centre, Watersfield, Pulborough, RH20 1LZ.  9:30am - 4:30pm.  Reception open from 9am.


The West Sussex Beekeepers’ Association is pleased to invite beekeepers and all those interested in bees and beekeeping to the WSBKA Annual Convention.  The event is designed to suit beekeepers of all standards.  As well as the main lectures, the seminars offer a choice of more specialised topics.  

There may still be time to book - but be quick!  Booking Form below.

Main Lectures

  •   'Father of the Drone' – Marin Anastasov, NDB                 

  •   'Wonderful Things About Bees' – Prof. Robert Pickard

  •   'National Honey Monitoring Scheme: Using Citizen Science to Understand Honey Bees'                                      - Dr. Anna Oliver


In addition there is a choice of seminars


                Seminar 1 (You may attend one of these)

      1)      'Management of Mating Nucs' – Marin Anastasov, NDB

      2)      'Honey Bee Behaviour and Water' – Sean Stephenson

      3)      'Healing Properties of Honey' – Geoff Blay


                 Seminar 2 (You may attend one of these)

      4)      'Queens' –  Prof. Robert Pickard

      5)      'Drones' Life and Behaviour' – Sean Stephenson

      6)       'Going with the Flow' – Adrian Dwyer


        Speakers' ProfilesBooking Form are available to download here:


Speakers' Profiles


Booking Form


For all your beekeeping needs, Paynes Southdown Bee Farms will also be present at the Convention


Advance booking per person, WSBKA members £25

 Members of other Associations and non-members £30

 On the day if space allows £30


 We look forward to seeing you.

For further details contact Chris O'Riordan on 01403 253020 or email [email protected]