HWBKA

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, 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.  For members, we also hold monthly “Developing your beekeeping” meetings, training courses, practical sessions at our own apiary, and specialist days of interest.  This year’s Open Day is on 2nd July 2016 – see below.

A beginners’ beekeeping course is held each spring.  See our beginners’ page or email beginners@hwbka.co.uk

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Summer forage                                 photo- J Britton

We can collect honey bee swarms in the local area – see below. 

We give talks on beekeeping and make visits to local schools, youth groups and fetes.  Email schools@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.  An interesting fact is that the “Father of English Beekeeping”, Charles Butler (1560-1647) was   born and grew up in Wycombe.

Registered charity No. 299638.     

 

Swarm Collection Service

Our Swarm Line is open to receive calls during daytime hours.   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? – Open Day and Beekeeping Taster Day

 We have an open day on 2nd July 2016, and a taster day on 13th August 2016.

For more information  please click here

Our next beginners’ beekeeping course starts in March 2017

HWBKA Honey for Sale

Honey from our Association apiary – currently sold out !