British Beekeepers Association


British Beekeepers Association

Local Associations

Throughout England there are over 66 local area associations who serve their local community with support and education.

Our national network is covered by both Regional and Local Associations who offer support to both the community and individual beekeepers. The majority offer beekeeping courses, support local events and sell local honey. Each area offers something unique to their area as well as swarm collection.

Whether you are in Northumberland or the Isle of Wight there is a network of support. 

If you would like to find out what's on offer in your area, please see our Find an Association map for an area listing

Local Associations (Member Associations of BBKA)

Most of the activities beekeepers enjoy are run at local associations. These include; lectures, open-air summer apiary meetings, courses, parties, quizzes, auctions, etc. Members of these associations pay subscriptions which gives them a voice and a vote in their association affairs. From the subscription, a capitation fee is paid annually to the BBKA and those combined fees are the only reliable income received by the national body.

The BBKA holds a comprehensive list of member associations detailed by UK County. Where possible we have listed email and telephone numbers for these contacts, but please note that whilst every attempt is made to keep this up to date the BBKA cannot guarantee its accuracy.