Welcome

to

Barkston
Ash
Beekeepers
Association

Supporting Yorkshire's honey bees and beekeepers

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ALWAYS FANCIED THE IDEA

of becoming a

BEEKEEPER & Keeping BEES !!

Beekeeping can be a fascinating hobby but it requires just about the same amount of commitment to owning a pet.

You need observation skills and some physical skills and no matter your age, you will always keep learning with bees.

At times a hive may need feeding. During the spring hives will swarm because that’s the natural way bees propagate especially when the bees become overcrowded.

During spring and summer a hive will need attention every week.

Timing is essential in beekeeping and therefore you have to be commit. 

You are best to read a few books to get an understanding of the language beekeepers use.

Barkston Ash Beekeepers Association offer courses for beginners in the spring which commence on 9th March 2022.  These consist of 5 x 1.5hr theory sessions in Church Fenton village hall and are designed to give the beginner the information required to commence beekeeping. 

These theory sessions are followed by weekly practical sessions throughout the summer at the Association apiary which gives the beginner the chance to get hands on experience.   

If you would like to book a place on the course it is a requirement that each attendee becomes a members of the  Association which automatically includes membership of BBKA ( British Beekeepers Association) and YBKA ( Yorkshire Beekeepers Association).  The cost  is £34.00 for full membership with reduced prices for partner or junior members. 

If you would like to join or have  questions please contact us by pressing the blue button on the bottom right of the screen.