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Adult Honey Bee Diseases and Pests Day

7 August 2021

Bucks County Beekeepers is once again holding an adult bee disease day at Butlers Cross Village Hall. The day has been split into a number sessions for small groups to learn about adult honey bee diseases and pests through mixture of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on investigation. If you are a member of a Buckinghamshire Beekeepers Association you are eligible to come along to the event for free, irrespective of your beekeeping experience.

Each Session

The session will start in the main hall with a lecture focussed on adult honey bee diseases and pests. This will be followed by demonstrations, held outside, that will cover:

1) Sterilization of hives, both wooden and poly

2) Comb change demos – shook swarm and various forms of Bailey comb change

3) Nosema testing (Do bring along a sample of 30 abdomens of older bees from a hive and one of the county microscopists will test it for Nosema.)

Each session will conclude with a diseases quiz with a prize of a bottle of Champagne.

To book your place, please use Eventbrite by clicking here (or the link in the details section below).


  • Please ensure you turn up at Butlers Cross Village Hall in a timely manner.
  • The first session will start at 9:15 am. The last session will start at 11:15 am.
  • Please book just one session as all sessions cover the same topics.
  • Places are limited for the day, so if you book a session but then cannot make it, please cancel your reservation in order to make your place available to another Bucks beekeeper.
  • For further information, please contact Sean Stephenson at

Co-vid notice

The BCBKA remains aware of the requirement to be conscious of the impact of Co-vid. As a result, we are continuing to observe social distancing, maintaining well-ventilated indoor spaces and providing hand sanitisers. While the wearing of face masks is no longer a legal requirement, it continues to be supported as being a smart choice.


7 August 2021
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Butlers Cross Village Hall
Butlers Cross Bucks HP17 0TX United Kingdom + Google Map