2019 Beginners Course in Beekeeping.

281Our beginners course has now started so we are not taking anymore bookings for this year.

Our beginners course in beekeeping runs throughout March and whether or not you they want to take up beekeeping at the end of course, it is a real life experience to learn about honey bees and how to keep them. For more information on our course then please click the following link… Beginners Course in Beekeeping

2018 was our 100th Birthday

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100 for 100!

We achieved our membership target and now have over 100 members in our 100th year, but we don’t want to stop there, so if you are a beekeeper or want to take up beekeeping, we would love to have you on board. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join our marvellous group of beekeepers.

What we do

Beekeeping for most of usNHBKA Logo, is our hobby. We have talks and discussions during the winter months. During the summer months we tend our bees, and meet at local apiaries to discuss what we have seen during bee inspections, and any local and national news that might affect our beekeeping. These summer meetings usually culminate in the drinking of tea & coffee and the consumption of cakes and sandwiches.

North Herts BKA covers from the borders of Luton across to the Essex border and from Knebworth & Kimpton to the borders of Cambridgeshire & Bedfordshire. We are a division of Hertfordshire Beekeepers Association and in turn are full members of the British Beekeepers Association.

Why join a Beekeeping association? At North Herts Beekeepers, you will have access to hundreds of years of beekeeping knowledge and experience. The association also has a number of sites where you can keep a hive or hives, as most of us do not have gardens of sufficient size, or neighbours accommodating enough to allow us to keep bees at home.

Members also enjoy public liability insurance and insurance cover for their bees against disease, through affiliation to the BBKA, as well as help and assistance in all beekeeping pursuits. We also run a scheme of mentoring for new beekeepers, where an experienced beekeeper will be available for the newcomer to contact and discuss any issues or worries that they might have concerning their bees.

If you think you might have an interest and would like to find out more, contact the secretary for more information, and perhaps you can come along to a meeting and experience the bees first hand. We have a number of protective beesuits available for you to borrow so there is no excuse to experience the thrill of being in the company of a colony of honey bees.

We are also present at shows, large and small, around the county, so please check out the calendar page and perhaps we will see you some time soon.