Club and courses
Welcome to the wonderful world of Kingston Beekeepers Association! We hope that we can answer any queries you may have and if you want to know more about bees, you can join our active and friendly club.
We welcome experienced beekeepers to join and share their knowledge but as a teaching apiary we also take pride in training anyone new to beekeeping. We run taster sessions for anyone interested in beekeeping and also introductory and intermediate theory and practical courses for those who want to become proficient or just continue learning. See more information about upcoming courses.
Our club apiary is located in Thames Ditton, Surrey. From April to September, we meet every Saturday afternoon from 2 pm to examine our hives and swap beekeeping ideas with other members. Visitors are always welcome but please contact us first.
We work with local schools, community groups and businesses to raise awareness of honeybees and their importance to our environment, society and economy. We are happy to come to events, give presentations and give advice on planting the right type of plants for honey bees. Contact us if you would like us to attend an event. We also take part in a number of special events and activities throughout the year including festivals, fairs and fetes. See our diary for more information or check our news page.
British beekeeping is unusual in that it is mostly undertaken by enthusiastic amateurs which are organised through the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). Kingston Beekeepers are a division of the Surrey Beekeepers Association, founded in 1879, is a registered charity (1026386) and has over 1000 members.