Northants Bee Keepers Association

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


Northants Bee Keepers Association

Copyright © NBKA 2007-2017

Northants Bee Keepers Association

A member organisation representing beekeepers in the County of Northamptonshire

Training Courses

Beginners' Beekeeping Course 2018

Intermediate Classes 2017/18

Training Apiary

Association Apiary at East Haddon 2017

Members and people interested in becoming members are encouraged to attend the Association's apiary on Sunday mornings for a practical session on Sundays from May to September, including Bank Holiday weekends, from 10.30 - 12.00.

For those attending the apiary for the first time we would request that you come suitably dressed, jeans, jumper, sturdy footwear (preferably wellingtons) please refrain from wearing hair lacquer, scent, aftershave or spray as this can distract the bees from their labours.

You may have the opportunity to don a bee suit and get a close up of colonies in action, we have experienced beekeepers on hand to explain the finer points and responsibilities that go with the art.If after a few visits you still feel that beekeeping is for you then you can put your name down with the training officer for inclusion in the 2018 beginner's course.

If you have a known allergy to bee stings (anaphylactic shock or similar) then sadly beekeeping is not for you.


See the Apiary Page for more information.

Apiary Dates 2018

May 6, 13, 20, 27

June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

September 2, 9
(9th is last of season)