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 or email beginners@hwbka.co.uk

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Summer forage                                 photo- J Britton


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.  Interestingly, the “Father of English Beekeeping”, Charles Butler (1560-1647) was  born and spent his formative years in Wycombe.

Registered charity No. 299638.     


Swarm Collection Service

Our Swarm Line is now closed until next spring.   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

Our next beginners’ beekeeping course starts in March 2017

For more information  please click here

We have a public open day and taster day planned for summer 2017


HWBKA Honey for Sale

Honey from our Association apiary – available from West Wycombe Village Stores (Post Office)