Local and nearby meetings and events

Topic for monthly meetings are a guide and may be subject to changes due to absence etc.


Sleaford Beekeepers - September Open Meeting - BBKA Educational system


Saturday 17th Oct.

Sleaford Beekeepers Annual Honey Show

The main event in the local calendar.


Sleaford Beekeepers - October Open Meeting - Winter care of hives and bees


Sleaford Beekeepers - November Open Meeting - Film night - A beekeeping film.

24th - 26th

National Honey Show

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ. Full details on www.honeyshow.co.uk .  Also runs lectures and demonstrations.


Sleaford Beekeepers - December Open Meeting - Quiz Night.

Also there is usually a social event on December like a seasonal meal out.

**********  Earlier this Year  *************


Sleaford Beekeepers - August Open Meeting - Considering autumn prep



Sleaford Beekeepers - July Open Meeting - Harvesting honey and products of the hive - Migratory beekeeping/Chasing Honey


27th - 28th July

Heckington Show - The Largest Village Show in England

Sleaford will have a large stand at the show.  Members are requested to keep these days free and to volunteer to assist in various ways.  This is our largest public event of the year.



Sleaford Beekeepers - June Open Meeting - This is a change to the previously advertised topic and we will be mainly organising arrangements for our stand at the Heckington Show.

It is our intention this year to promote the cause of wild bees this not just honey bees.  This is Sleaford Beekeeper's most important engagement with the pubic.  All members are requested to volunteer two or more hours during the show to help person the stand or to help set up the stand on the Friday evening.  Non-members are welcome as always.


19th -

Lincolnshire Beekeepers’ Association  - Annual County Honey Show

Lincolnshire Showground
Grange-de-Lings, LN2 2NA Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Full Schedule and Details available for download.


North Lincolnshire Beekeepers - Bee Health Day – 2019

In association with the National Bee Unit and supported by BDI, North Lincolnshire Beekeepers District will be holding a Bee Health Day on Saturday 8th June 2019 at Broughton Village Hall, High Street, Broughton DN20 0JX.  Full Details on application form.



Sleaford Beekeepers - May Open Meeting - Preparing Exhibits for the Show Bench

Providing guidance on show exhibits prior to the County and District Shows and improving standards



Sleaford Beekeepers - April Open Meeting - Swarms

Spotting the swarming tendency, how to reduce swarming, artificial swarms, collecting and onward management of swarms.


12th, 13th & 14th

BBKA Spring Convention

at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB

Details on www.bbka.org.uk



LBKA Lincoln District
36th Annual Auction Sale of Bees & Equipment

Saturday 30th March 2019
At the Lincolnshire Showground
Grange-de -Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA
Just off the A15 north of Lincoln

Bees and equipment accepted for sale from 1:30pm till 5:30pm on Friday 29th March and 8:30am to 10:00am on the day of the sale
Viewing from 09:00am Saturday
12½% Sellers commission – 7% Buyers premium

To sell or buy, you need to register at the desk before the sale begins and obtain a customer number
The sale will start promptly at 10:30am. Auction of live bees will commence at approx 1:00pm

Further details can be obtained from lincolngroupsec@gmail.com

March 26th

Sleaford Beekeepers - March's Open Meeting - First Inspection.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 26th March at the Wagon and Horses, Caythorpe, starting at 7.30pm, where the topic will be a summary of the recent Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association Annual General Meeting, then a talk on “First Season Inspection” a great insight into that first chance of the year to do a full inspection of your bees.


CBKA One Day Seminar 2019 – Beekeeping in the 21st Century

CBKA One-day Seminar 2019 will be held at Eddington at the new Storey’s Field Centre

Please note that the deadline for ticket purchases is 15th March.

Registration starts at 09:15 when refreshments will be available along with trade stands.


Sleaford Beekeepers - Annual General Meeting.

Plan the year ahead.


Beetradex 2019

At NAEC STONELEIGH – CV8 2LG.  From 9:00 am to 4:30pm.  More details on www.beetradex.co.uk



All Welcome.  Details to follow.

February 26th

February's Open Meeting - interesting things you’ve done over the year.

Our February meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th at the Wagon and Horses, Caythorpe, starting at 7.30pm, all are welcome. A map is available here.

The theme of the evening will based around members photos and videos of interesting encounters they have had with bees this past year. Members are requested to send digital content to Simon Croson before the 19th February. Any member with printed photos could bring then along especially if they are around a theme.

To get you started here is a video taken by one of our members in February 2017.

January 25th

January's meeting will be the Annual General Meeting.

Our AGM will be held on Friday 25th January starting at 7.30pm, all members and potential members are welcome to attend. A map is available here.
This is members main opportunity to influence the direction Sleaford Beekeeper will take in the coming year.
All posts are up for election. So this is your opportunity the give back to the organisation. Please consider making a contribution. We are all volunteers so understand the demands on people's time. Some posts require less than one evening a month.
All nominations, agenda item suggestions, motions for debate should be sent to the Secretary ten days before the AGM so that they may be circulated to members.