Northants Bee Keepers Association

Northamptonshire Beekeepers' Association (NBKA) Registered Charity No. 295593


Northants Bee Keepers Association

Copyright © NBKA 2007-2018

Northants Bee Keepers Association

A member organisation representing beekeepers in the County of Northamptonshire

Learn more about beekeeping


Whether you have found your way to this website because you have always been intrigued by bees, or have recently been alerted by the media to the need for us all to support wildlife, be that birds, bumble bees, or honey bees, you are looking for an answer.


You may well be one of the growing band of environmentally-conscious people who realise the fundamental role of the honeybee in crop pollination, or perhaps, like many beekeepers, you felt drawn to the fascinating world within

the hive.


As an association our members are frequently asked “How can I learn more about bees and beekeeping?” One of Northamptonshire Beekeepers’ Association’s primary objectives is to teach the general public more about beekeeping.


We therefore provide several different means of learning about the ways of that intriguing creature Apis mellifera.


NB If you know that you have an allergy to bee stings you should not undertake beekeeping unless you have undergone and completed a full medical desensitisation programme.



For hands-on experience of bees there is the Association Training Apiary.



Beekeeping is more than just a hobby – it becomes a way of life!

For learning the basic why? and how? find out more about the Beginners’ Course – taught in a classroom during the winter months.

Beginners' Beekeeping Course

If you have already started beekeeping but want to improve your knowledge and techniques, we offer support with intermediate assessments and the exams set by the British Beekeepers Association.


Training - Apiary
Training - Beginners
Training - Intermediate