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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.

Last year's event was held on Saturday 29th February 2020 at Lodge Hill Centre, Watersfield, Pulborough, RH20 1LZ.  9:30am - 4:30pm. 


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

Main Lectures

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

  •    Marin's presentation here 

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

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


In addition there was a choice of seminars


                Seminar 1 (You could attend one of these)

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

                Marin's presentation here

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

      3)      'Healing Properties of Honey' – Geoff Blay


                 Seminar 2 (You could attend one of these)

      4)      'Queens' –  Prof. Robert Pickard

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

      6)       'Going with the Flow' – Adrian Dwyer


        Speakers' Profiles are available to download here.


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


Advance booking per person, WSBKA members £25

 Members of other Associations and non-members £30

 On the day if space permitted £30


Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the 2021 Convention has reluctantly been cancelled.

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