July 17, 2024

The Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association

  • Has existed since the early 1920s and has more than 300 members.
  • Runs theoretical and practical courses for beginners.
  • Runs improvers groups for those who wish to increase their beekeeping knowledge and coaching for beekeeping qualifications.
  • Has regular meetings where guest speakers talk on a wide range of bee related subjects.
  • Runs training apiaries where members are welcome to learn all aspects of handling bees.
  • Operates a very successful bulk purchase scheme. This allows members to buy many essential items at a lower cost, for example jars, frames, etc.
  • Issues an annual yearbook and regular newsletters.
  • Lends extracting equipment, books and DVDs to members.