Welcome to KBKA

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Who we are and what we do

We welcome experienced and new beekeepers alike and we look to experienced beekeepers to join our club to share their knowledge and take an active part in our activities. We are essentially a teaching apiary and take a pride in preparing newcomers for the fascinating, rewarding yet demanding pastime of beekeeping. All beekeepers must be properly trained before handling our bees and obviously should be proficient before looking after their own bees, especially in the urban/suburban environment.

Each Winter we run an 8 weekday evening classroom based theory course followed by 8 Saturday afternoon practical sessions in our apiary in the Spring.

We also have “taster days” entitled “Can I Keep Bees” so that aspiring beekeepers can find out if it is a hobby that suits them and then go on to a full training course.

Kingston Beekeepers Association