High Wycombe & District Beekeepers’ Association is a thriving group of enthusiastic beekeepers from all walks of life founded in 1944 to promote bees and beekeeping. We hold monthly evening meetings with a visiting speaker at Trinity Church, London Road, High Wycombe.    These  meetings are open to all, so if you’re interested in taking up beekeeping or even just curious, why not come along?  They take place on the last Friday of each month, from September to May (not December), starting at 7.30pm.  For members, we also hold monthly “Developing your beekeeping” meetings, training courses, practical sessions at our own apiary, and specialist days of interest. 

A beginners’ beekeeping course is held each spring.  See our beginners’ page 

Bees in winter

We give talks on beekeeping and make visits to local schools, youth groups and fetes.  To arrange a visit Email schoolvisits@hwbka.co.uk .

For other enquiries please email contact@hwbka.co.uk 

We are affiliated to the Bucks County and the British Beekeeping Associations, which provide additional support and public liability insurance.


The “Father of English Beekeeping”, Charles Butler (click link) (1560-1647) was  born and spent his early years in Wycombe.



Swarm Collection Service

Swarm Collection Service.   The swarm collection service is currently closed and will start again in the spring of 2018.  The Association has volunteer members who will come out to collect swarms found in the local area.  Honey bee swarms should be collected as soon as possible to prevent them taking up residence in chimneys, cavity walls and other places where they may cause a nuisance.   We can collect a swarm of honey bees that is reasonably accessible, but we cannot deal with bees that have set up home within a building’s structure, nor remove nests of bumble bees and wasps etc.  Click here for more details.

Learning about Beekeeping

 Interested in Beekeeping? –  Beekeeping Beginners’ Course

A course for beginners in beekeeping is planned for the spring of 2018.

We also expect to have a public open day and taster day in  summer 2018

For more information  please click here


HWBKA Honey for Sale

Honey from our Association apiary – available from West Wycombe Village Store (Post Office) High St, West Wycombe,  HP14 3AG

HWBKA is a registered charity (No. 299638)