The Wirral Branch was formed in 1961 and is one of 5 branches which makes up the Cheshire Beekeepers' Association (CBKA). We hope you find our website helpful - whether you’re a member, considering beekeeping for the first time, or having trouble with bees and looking for help. We intend to keep you informed about what Beekeepers are doing on the Wirral & will offer advice & guidance throughout the year. Keep checking the site for regular updates.
February Update
As we edge towards spring, winter is holding its grip with cold spells and high winds. Hopefully your hives are well secured and the bees within are preparing for the spring to come.

Plants for Bees
Our next meeting is at 7.30pm this Friday 15 February at Thornton Hough Village Hall, where Stuart Hatton will be giving a presentation in time for spring entitled "Plants for Bees". So if you're wondering what to plant next to your hollyhocks then Stuart should provide us with some good suggestions that will keep our hives well stocked.
Eastham out Hives location
We've been approached by Eastham Nurseries through our Facebook site with an offer of a location for siting hives in 2-3 acres they have available. If anyone is interested please see our Facebook page. (If your not already part of the Facebook group then please request to be added and provide confirmation that you are a CBKA member).
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NBU Northern Report & 2018 AGM Minutes
Mark McLoughlin (Northern England Bee Inspector) would like to draw your attention to his 2018 NBU Northern Report (including details about the Asian Hornet found in a cauliflower in Bury) which is now available on Beebase. You can find it there or download it from HERE.
Also, Janine Unwin (Wirral Branch Secretary) promised to share the approved 2018 AGM minutes with members - these are HERE.

2019 Wirral Branch Meetings

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2019 WBK Beginners Beekeeping Course
The 2019 WBK Beekeeping course has now been confirmed and for those budding beekeepers that you may know - a place on Wirral Beekeepers beginners course gift card can be supplied - a unique Christmas gift..
They will learn new skills and make new friends within the beekeeping community, whilst learning the management skills required to look after these fascinating insects, who are a vitally important part of this planet’s eco system. The pollination service they provide also fills a lot of the shelves in your local supermarket.
Price and course details can be found HERE.
Venue: Christ Church CE Church Hall, 87 Barnston Rd, Barnston, Wirral CH61 7XJ
The itinerary is as follows:
26 January - Taster session
23 February - Session One
2 March - Session Two
23 March - Session Three
30 March - Session Four
6 April - Session Five
Course content can be found HERE