BIBBA Conference 2018

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) will hold its biennial conference 6th to 9th September 2018 at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

All Beekeepers are welcome

The programme contains a wide variety of topics, with three simultaneous lectures, together with seminars and workshops.
There is something for everyone, whatever your interest or experience. The three lecture streams are themed as follows:

  • Bee Improvement. Queen rearing, bee breeding, genetics, queen mating mini nucs and their management, overwintering queens, etc.
  • General Beekeeping. Management techniques, treatment free beekeeping, overwintering nucs, comb honey, marketing, bee communication, etc.
  • Beginner and Beyond. Forage and feeding, wintering, swarming, bee space, nutrition, the mystery of mating, colony cycle, simple management techniques, colony health, and more. The three days in this stream will be at a level that can help you understand and care for your bees.

There are over 50 presentations from more than 30 top presenters; many have over 30 years of beekeeping experience, so they are telling participants what the bees have told them, not something straight out of a book.

There is a variety of scientific and practical topics and this conference is about as good as you will get. You can attend on whichever days you wish and choose the presentation you want to see.

There is accommodation onsite plus plenty in the locality.
Check the programme, tell your local beekeeping friends a why not fill a car for an enjoyable break?


Booking opens soon, with early bird discounts (Prior to July 31st, thereafter full price)
More details at:

Click to view Conference Programme

Download details of Speakers and Presentation Topics

Committee Meetings

Hampshire Beekeepers Association holds regular meetings at the Itchen Abbas Village Hall.


Directions and Post Code: SO21 1BQ

The next Delegates’ Committee Meeting is scheduled for the 2017.

The County Honey Show was a great success. Please come back next year.

Classes , Prizes, Recipes

Rules and Regulations


Members can choose from a large selection of books using our Library Service

Want to start beekeeping?

Then why not contact one of local beekeeping associations in your area.