beekeeping friends and associates 

for the Kendal & South Westmorland Beekeepers, 2019 helped Three more new BBKA junior certificate beekeepers and more certificates awarded amongst our members including another good year of Basic Assessment and Bee Health Modules. Also, With K&SWBA support, Heron Hill Primary school has been awarded a defra green action award for beekeeping with youngsters. We have welcomed a record number of new members, supplying them with new colonies and expert support, whilst supporting the community as well. A good year all in all.

Although 2020 seems to have started poorly from the view of meetings, due to Corona virus, we hope you at least enjoy more time with your bees. 

Kendal weather


Asian hornet not just a beekeeper problem: 

all pollinators are killed.

BeeCraft webinar well worth watching Click Here

Preveiling Wind 


Newsletter of the Kendal and South Westmorland Beekeepers (back copies)

The Latest Preveiling Wind With Full Details is avialable on

the MEMBERS Section


Asian Hornet Action Team



K&SWBKA Events are in the Members Diary

March         cancelled       - Furness BKA Convention  

                                        venue: Bardsey Malt Kiln LA12 9QT                                details here

April            cancelled  - BBKA Spring Convention, 

                                    Harper Adams University, Newport,                                                        Shropshire TF10 8NB                                                          details here

April            cancelled        - Damson Day - Sadly Cancelled                          

                      It is with regret that in view of the current situation regarding

                      Corona Virus, this years event has been cancelled. (11/03/2020)

May       15 to 17th       - Introduction to Beekeeping Course  Bee Ed 

                                        venue: Brigsteer Village Hall                                          details here

June          21st        - Bee Health Day - Lancaster BKA 

                                       venue: Lancaster Grammer School,                                                                   Lancaster LA1 3EF                                                details here

Try this

Handy Checklist

and let us know

if it helps !

This check list is for any of you who have ever gone all the way to your apiary and then wished you'd scanned through one of these before you'd left the place where you keep your bee stuff.

Just download it, print and fold it to form a vertical strip. Then laminate it for use with a washable pen or chinagraph pencil.