Wakefield & Pontefract Beekeepers


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Good News for Bees

Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has said the Government will now back a total ban on neonicotinoid pesticides. On advice from Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP). The (EPC) have concluded that: • Exposure to neonicotinoids under field conditions can have an unacceptable effect on honeybee health.

Asian Hornet

Nests have been found on two further Channel Islands that of Guernsey and Sark, these add to the ones found on Jersey and Alderney extra vigilance is advised. New sighting in North Devon

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2017 Emley Show

Record numbers of entries this year to celebrate 100 years of the Emley Show. The the main prizes going to a new Beekeeper well done Jo, a WPBKA member

WPBKA library

The association library is available to all WPBKA members, books are on a short term loan basis and are kept at the Walton Golf Driving Range and can be picked up at a winter meeting no charge is made for this service. A list of the books can be downloaded from the Download page.

Forthcoming Events

In 2018 the association hopes to run a number of training courses.


1) An introduction to Beekeeping a beginners course

2) Preparation for taking the BBKA’s Basic assessment

3) In conjunction with Bibba, a bee improvement day course

More information to follow;

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