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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We give talks on beekeeping and make visits to local schools, youth groups and fetes. Email email@example.com .
For other enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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
Honey from our Association apiary – available from West Wycombe Village Stores (Post Office)