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Spring, Autumn, and Winter meetings (January to April, and then September to December) are held at 7.15 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. There will normally be an improvers teaching session starting at 6.30pm before the main meeting. Meetings will be at Middlesbrough Bowling Club, Cornfield Road, Middlesbrough, TS5 5QL. 

Summer meetings are held at members apiaries. Please bring full protective clothing (Suit, wellies, gloves - the association has some suits for new members). To aid bee hygiene and reduce the risk of the spread of disease please come with clean equipment. Please telephone hosts to let them know you intend to be there and for directions.

We provide beekeeping displays for the Cleveland and Stokesley shows.

If you would like such a display at your event we are able to support a small number of extra events if given enough advance notice (please contact The Diary Secretary).

2018 Programme

Programme entries in italics are not organised by CBKA.
Programme entries marked * are at the address above.

Date                       
 Title                                          
Speaker / Details Improvers
* Monday 15th January
Bee Sting Allergy
James Gardener - Great North Childrens Hospital
Honey Extraction
* Saturday 10th February
Improvers Day Course
A new one day improvers course designed for members - please register here
* Monday 19th February
Healthy Bees for a New Season
Ivor Flatman - National Bee Unit
Hive Inspections
* Saturday 10th March
Beekeeping Beginners Course starts
Details of this 10 week course here
* Monday 19th March
Deformed Wing Virus
Kirsty Stainton - National Bee Unit
Swarm Prevention
April 13th, 14th, 15th
BBKA Spring Convention
Harper Adams University, Newport
* Monday 16th April
Apitherapy and Bee Venom
John Drakes - Apitherapist
Advanced Procedures
Saturday 21st April
Northern Beekeepers' Convention
Newcastle college - Flyer here
Sunday 20th May 2.00pm
Association Apiary Visit
Shook Swarm and Demaree
Sunday 17th June
Visit to Pear Tree Honey Farm John Whent - Pear Tree Chairman. Limited places and 6.00 for minibus - Bring Beesuit - Meet 14.00 at Middlesbrough Bowling Club - contact Ian Peacock to book
Thursday 21st June
Tees Nature
Tees Vally Nature Partnership, Trinity Centre, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LD
Sunday 15th July 2.00pm
Apiary Visit
John Canning's apiary
Saturday 28th July
Cleveland Show
Honey show entries to the show secretary
Monday 6th August
Tees Barrage Day
Beekeepinng and other delights at Tees Barrage
Sunday 19th August 2.00pm
Apiary visit
On the Heather
* Saturday 1st September
Beekeeping Taster Course
Details of this 1 day course here
Sunday 2nd September
The Walled Garden Feast
The Walled Garden, Preston Park, Stockton
Saturday 15th September
Town Meal
Middlesbrough Central Square
* Monday 17th September
The Future of Insecticides
Max Newbert - Syngenta
Annual Cycle
Saturday 22nd September
The Stokesley Show

Sunday 23 September
Festival of Thrift
Kirkletham, Redcar
* Monday 15th October
AGM and Question Time

* Monday 19th November
Advanced Handling
CBKA Experts - practical
* Monday 17th December
Xmas Party