Friday 26th April – Nuc It!

Celia Davis, author of The Honey Bee Around and About, and The Honey Bee Inside Out, and many articles in Bee Craft on honey bee biology and related topics.

Celia has been keeping bees since 1980 and obtained a National Diploma in Beekeeping in 1994. We will learn about making and using nucleus colonies

DYB – 9th April – Seasonal Tasks

On 9th April the Develop your Beekeeping Skills session will be looking at the seasonal tasks we should be focusing on at this time of year.

7.30pm – 9.30pm at Trinity Church.

Mon 18th March – Apiary clean up

Monday 18th March 2019 Apiary cleanup
Anything goes at the apiary, weeding, pruning, tidying. General apiary management and may even involve some beekeeping.
10.00 to 13.00 – Bring along some lunch for a picnic if weather suitable! 

24th March Talk in Epping: Asian Hornet Invasion

Free one-day conference on 24th March, organised by Epping Forest Beekeepers Association will explore the threat posed to UK beekeeping and the wider natural environment by the Asian hornet, a non-native invasive species. This event will take place at Copped Hall near Epping.

Five speakers will present their experiences and demonstrate how we can all play a part in preventing the establishment of this serious environmental threat.

Click here for more information and to book a ticket:



2019 Beginner’s Course starts on 9th March

HWBKA Beginner’s course starts on 9th March 2019.

Follow link for more information and to book your place:

DYB on 12th March – Asian Hornet Traps

Develop your Beekeeping

Association members are invited to join us at Trinity Church on Tuesday 12th March at 7.30pm (rear hall) for a cup of tea and a talk on how to develop your beekeeping skills.

This week we will be discussing Asian Hornet Traps, including different baits to use, when to employ and demonstrating how to make one that doesn’t kill European Hornets.

Here are some examples of the types of plastic bottles that work well for making the traps:

75th Anniversary Tea Party 17th March 2019

The 17th March 2019 is 75 years to the day that the High Wycombe Beekeeping Association was formed.

Join us for an afternoon tea with an array of sandwiches and cakes supplied by outside caterers at the Wycombe Oak Room, Old Town Hall, High Wycombe, HP11 2XE.

There will be a photo guessing game, guess the object, a quiz, candle rolling, a memory timeline, a honey tasting competition, a raffle and a lot of chatting.

Tickets cost £5.00 per person.  Follow the link below to book your place:

Meeting Friday 27th November 2015

Joyce Russell will be giving a talk entitled “Started with a nuc last summer?”.  Essential advice for new beekeepers but there will be something here we all can learn from.  The meeting is at Trinity Church, London Road, High Wycombe, but on this occasion it’s in the back hall, and we can’t get in until 7.45pm, so slightly later than usual.  Joyce Russell is a well known speaker on beekeeping subjects and this talk was well received at the BBKA Spring convention.

HWBKA Public Open Day

The HWBKA open day is on 12th July in Saunderton, 10.30 -2.00 – anyone interested in bees is invited, especially if you’re thinking of taking up beekeeping.

We shall have a display of beekeeping items and experienced beekeepers in attendance to answer your questions. After a short talk on beekeeping you can put on a beesuit and look inside a hive at close hand and a beekeeper will talk you through. Refreshments and BBQ available. Expect to stay about one hour.

If you would like come along please email for further details and directions how to find us. There is no charge although donations for food appreciated.