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'Here at ABKA we work hard to raise the profile of beekeeping and support local beekeepers. Our objective is to promote the craft of beekeeping and promote the importance of bees. We are affiliated with the BBKA (British Beekeeping Association) and are an umbrella organisation for our network of five local beekeeping branches.'

'BIBBA supports and promotes the sustainable conservation, restoration, study, selection, and improvement of honey bees that are native to the British Isles and Ireland (often referred to as the European Dark Bee or Apis mellifera mellifera) ... BIBBA encourages the formation of local queen rearing groups to aid the improvement of local bees and to support the objectives of BIBBA to improve and propagate the native and near native honey bees.'

'The Bournemouth & Dorset South Beekeepers’ Association has existed since 2008 and its members form a group of friendly people who have an interest in bees ... The aim of the Association is to promote beekeeping, encourage new beekeepers and raise the awareness of the importance of bees in the natural world.'

'Set up in 1874 to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment. It is the UK's leading organisation representing beekeepers ... There are over 270 area associations and branches who serve their local community with support and education. The majority offer beekeeping experiences and training courses, support local events and sell honey.'

'With close to 500 registered beekeepers, the Buckinghamshire County Beekeepers Association is one of the larger Associations affiliated to the BBKA. We comprise four independent branch Associations, each with their own constitution, committee and operation. The role of the county Association is to represent the county at the BBKA, coordinate education across the county and run events that encompass members from all Branches.'

'As a charity, we promote the craft of beekeeping and the importance of bees and other pollinators. We regularly organise events and talks, to which all are welcome.'

'The CABK is an educational charity, registered in the UK, whose objective is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping. This is achieved by organising lectures and producing publications to enable beekeepers, bee scientists and others interested in bees to keep in touch with the latest research and ideas about bees and other social insects, as well as related topics such as pollination. We aim to act as a bridge between the beekeeper and the scientist ... It invites as its speakers those who are acknowledged experts in their fields, both nationally and internationally, and also a selection of early-career researchers who are active in the field.  In normal times, there are more than ten lectures given each year.'

'The aims of the Cheshire Beekeepers’ Association are to promote and further the craft of bee keeping. We do this through meetings, apiary events and educational courses ... We organise a full programme of indoor and outdoor meetings throughout the year.'

'The home of Beekeeping in the old County of Cleveland ... Spring, Autumn, and Winter meetings (January to April, and then September to December) are held at 7.15 pm on the 3rd Monday of the month. There will normally be an improvers teaching session starting at 6.30pm before the main meeting.'

'We exist to promote beekeeping to the public and to provide advice, assistance and education to beekeepers, and to encourage those wishing to begin this fascinating craft.'

'Membership of Cumbria Beekeepers Association is open to anyone subscribing to the aims and constitution of the association, through membership of one its local Branches. The Association has five local branch Associations ... The Branches organise meetings and events throughout the year; Branch Membership provides a contact to share social beekeeping events and training.'

'If you are interested in becoming a Beekeeper or just interested in beekeeping generally, join a Local Branch of the Association ... DBKA is organised into 11 Branches ... Members may attend meetings of any Branch, but it is advisable (and courteous) to contact the Branch Secretary first.'

'Contact details and all the latest news and information about our group of friendly beekeepers at the top of the White Cliffs of Dover.' Normally offer a winter programme of monthly afternoon talks.

'We’re a friendly group of honey bee enthusiasts who usually meet at 6.45pm on the last Wednesday of almost every month ... We don’t meet in August or December (although there’s a quiz or a social evening at the start of December) and in June there’s a BBQ instead of a meeting, usually at a member’s home.'

'The EBKA currently has more than 800 members, some with many decades of practical beekeeping experience, while others are newcomers to the craft, bringing enthusiasm and dedication to their new-found hobby ... Membership of the Essex Beekeepers’ Association is through local groups, known as Divisions ... Each Division within Essex holds a number of talks and meetings throughout the year, covering many aspects of the craft of beekeeping.'

'The Federation has the following functions: * Organization of the annual Federation Beekeepers Day in February; * Lectures and workshops open to association members; * Annual organisation of the Middlesex classes at the National Honey Show; * Notification of current and future BBKA's policies; * Representation at the BBKA's Annual Delegates Meeting, which includes the co-ordination and agreed voting of proposals put forward by other counties.'

'GBKA is a registered charity with the principal objective of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members from all over Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties ... The seven Branches within GBKA carry on most beekeeping activities. Each Branch runs its own programme of lectures, talks, training sessions and apiary sessions. Members may attend all the meetings and events organised by any of the seven branches.'

'Hampshire Beekeepers’ Association dates back to 1882. It unites 15 Local Associations within the County by organising Conventions and Honey Shows as well as promoting training through the Region ... All Associations are happy for non-members to attend a meeting occasionally but please check with the Secretary, or a member of the committee, that it is convenient for you to attend.'

'We are the County Association for beekeeping in Herefordshire, affiliated to the British Beekeepers’ Association and the Midland and South-Western Counties Convention of Beekeepers. We are also affiliated to the National Honey Show and the Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd. We have a long history of helping local beekeepers. New exotic and indigenous pests and diseases seem to keep appearing and advice about how to deal with them is always useful. We have three LANs (Local Activity Network groups) which meet during the active beekeeping season at various apiaries. Each group has a local expert tutor – a great way for beginners to learn and to get help with problems. We have indoor meetings in the winter, bee safaris and an annual course for beginners.'

'Hexham Beekeepers Association is an outstanding group of enthusiasts from wildly different walks of life. Our range of characters and experience means we bring many skills to the association and there is never a dull moment ... Our members range from children (many of whom have been introduced to bees at school) through all the age groups to some octogenarians who have been keeping bees for over 60 years ... At our monthly meetings we address all aspects of beekeeping from general good husbandry to honey production and disease control to help us all have healthy, productive colonies. Guest speakers cover a range of topics from the latest research on the behaviour of bees, to building a hive. The calibre of our speakers is always high and the content of their talks is informative and entertaining. No boring "droning on" is allowed!'

'The Federation is affiliated to the BBKA and is comprised of three local area associations: * Southern District Beekeepers Association; * Western Beekeepers Association; * Ramsey and District Beekeepers Association. There are over 80 registered beekeepers on the island which is blessed with a mild if breezy climate and varied terrain. Each of the clubs hold several meetings through the year sometimes at members’ apiaries.'

'Dedicated to the advancement of apiculture (bee-keeping) and the promotion, fostering and encouraging of education therein ... Most of its work is done through local branches, which aim to educate bee-keepers about bee-keeping and to inform, and hopefully enthuse, the public about the magic and mystery of honey bees. There are twelve branches of the Kent Bee-Keepers’ Association.'

'The local branch of the Thanet Beekeepers Association with members from the Maidstone, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells areas and beyond. The Branch was originally formed in 2018 by a group of local beekeepers and we have grown in numbers now totalling more than 100 members ... We are a genuinely friendly and inclusive group, welcoming new and experienced Beekeepers alike to our weekly Sunday afternoon gatherings at the apiary throughout the beekeeping season, usually from April till September, for hands on bee keeping with help and guidance from our apiary managers and experienced bee keepers. We also meet on the last Monday of every month for demonstrations and talks by guest speakers and there is always time to chat and share experiences with likeminded people following the meeting.'

'Lancashire Beekeepers was founded in 1882 which makes The Lancashire & North West Beekeepers' Association one of the oldest beekeeping associations in England. With eight branches ... our popular and active beekeeping association spans the county of Lancashire and parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester with over 640 members ... For full details of what's happening at your nearest beekeeping branches please visit your local branch's website to obtain their latest meeting and event dates ... Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings to see what's involved; just contact the relevant Branch secretary to confirm the meeting details.'

'Aiming to encourage, improve and advance apiculture across the county of Lincolnshire and increase public awareness of the importance of bees in the environment. Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association (or LBKA) is made up of 10 districts, which cover the whole county. Each district has its own programme of meetings and events, and members are able to visit any LBKA district meeting and join in ... We aim to promote and provide an open and enthusiastic atmosphere at any of our events and all are welcome ... We also run events ourselves, either directly, or by one of our districts. These include the annual Spring and Autumn Lectures, the Lincoln District Bee Auction and the Bee Health Day.'

'A volunteer-run members' organisation and Registered Charity that represents the interests of beekeepers and urban beekeeping in the central London area .. We provide education and advice, promoting responsible bee keeping and raising awareness of the issues affecting bees.'

'MBKA holds regular meetings throughout the summer, using apiaries belonging to members. In the winter we move indoors with meetings, lectures, educational and social events. These provide great opportunities to share beekeeping problems, keep informed about the latest threats, compare notes and simply enjoy the company of others with an interest in beekeeping.'

'We meet on a monthly basis throughout the year. During the winter our meetings take place indoors and are attended by guest speakers, and during the spring and summer months we visit apiaries belonging to the association and its members.'

'Our Association covers approximately a 20 mile radius from Newcastle into North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and the southern and eastern ends of Northumberland ... We have a year round meeting schedule with talks, beekeeping demonstrations and practical apiary training sessions during the summer months. Our members come of all ages and walks of life, with new members always especially welcome.'

'Founded in 1882 and became a Registered Charity in 1987. Its primary objective is to “advance the education of the public in apiculture in Northamptonshire”  ... Meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month ... These regular meetings provide Apiarist guidance and social interaction for both members and non-members. They take the form of presentations by experienced beekeepers from across the country.'

'Our objectives are "to further and promote the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment" ... We provide an educational programme for anyone interested in becoming a beekeeper, including taster sessions, meetings and practical courses for beginners.'

Normally offer 'a range of events for members and the public ... including an annual course of lectures for new beekeepers, giving them the basic knowledge needed to set up a colony of bees in the Reading area, a mentoring service which pairs new beekeepers with experienced association members, online educational courses for more experienced beekeepers who want to develop and deepen their knowledge of bees through study, and evening lectures giving entertaining and useful insights into the art of beekeeping'.

'The purpose of the Scottish Beekeepers Association is to support honey bees and beekeepers and to improve the standard of beekeeping, and to promote honey bee products in Scotland through: * The advancement of education in relation to the craft of beekeeping; * The advancement of the heritage, culture and science of beekeeping ; * The advancement of environmental protection by conservation of the honey bee.'  Over 40 Affiliated Beekeeping Associations support the work of the SBA.

'Shropshire Beekeeper’s Association is here to help you learn and develop the theory and practical skills to become a beekeeper, to set up your first hive, to develop your own apiary and look after your colonies of honey bees. It involves a significant investment of time and money, especially when you start out. Bees need looking after if they are to be healthy, content and productive.'

'Supports beekeepers and those interested in bees in the Thames Valley area. We are an active society with about 100 members who come from all over the world and from all walks of life. Some of us are complete beginners while others have a wealth of experience, but we all share a passion for maintaining healthy bees and producing high quality honey ... We have an active programme of meetings throughout the year for Society Members.'

'We provide training, promote best practice and offer advice, support and education to beekeepers and the public. Over the years our members have made – and continue to make - an impressive contribution to British beekeeping at both national and county level ... The Somerset Beekeepers Association is divided into twelve divisions, each corresponding to a different area of the county. Members can join any division, and also be members of more than one division. Members also don't have to live in Somerset, for example some members are from neighbouring counties such as Dorset or Devon ... The SBKA and each division organise lectures, usually in the "off-season" (i.e. autumn and winter, and into early spring) for beekeeping. Most divisional lectures are open to members of other divisions, and if in doubt just ask! Lectures are a great way to learn more about beekeeping and bees, and to help get you ready and excited for the next season.'

'The Association is a thriving community of over 700 beekeepers ... Its purpose is to promote good beekeeping. This involves crop pollination and the collection, sale, showing and use of honey and wax. We provide instructions and demonstrations in these subjects, leading to an understanding of these fascinating insects and how to keep them healthy. There are facilities for courses in beekeeping and nationally recognized examinations can be taken. There are also branch libraries with beekeeping books ... Regular indoor meetings are held at Kesgrave, Barsham and Bury St Edmunds with practical apiary meetings, social gatherings and events at other locations in the county during the year. Attendance at these events is open to non-members.'

'British beekeeping is unusual in that it is mostly undertaken by enthusiastic amateurs. The main organisation supporting this is the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). The BBKA is made up of area associations. Surrey Beekeepers Association (SBKA) is one of the largest area associations. It was founded in 1879 ... and has over 1000 members. Beekeeping is organised at a local level and area associations are broken down into smaller divisions. Within SBKA, we have eight local divisions covering the whole of Surrey. Most activities are organised by the local divisions.'

'The Sussex Beekeepers’ Association caters for those who live in Brighton, East Grinstead and East Sussex who keep bees or who would like to start beekeeping. There are five local Divisions each of which have their own website ... The Divisions have meetings which help train people in beekeeping ... In spring and summer the meetings tend to be at apiaries, which gives members a chance to handle bees and beehives ... Beekeeping is essentially a practical craft so it is easier to learn by doing it.  You need the company of experienced friends, and the Divisions provide this.  You never stop learning about beekeeping.'

'Aim is to educate the general public in bee-keeping. Twickenham and Thames Valley Bee-keepers hold free classes for individuals, offer opportunities for group visits and welcome the general public to our annual Honey Show and Open Day events ... The association is run entirely by volunteers.'

'Warwickshire has eight Branch Associations, each with a programme of activities throughout the year. Honey bees are only active during the spring and summer, so the summer programme focuses on the apiary and the practical aspects of managing honey bees through the season. During the winter months each Branch arranges a programme of talks and demonstrations.'

'Founded in 1943, WBKA is the umbrella organisation for 19 local associations across Wales. Representatives of these 19 associations, and specialist members, form the WBKA Council which meets three times a year.'

'The WBKA ... represents and organises events and education for beekeepers in Wiltshire. It is a Member of the British Beekeepers Association.'

'Objectives of the YBKA are as follows: * To promote and improve the craft of beekeeping; * To provide education, training and support for its Members; * To inform the wider public about the important role that the honeybee (Apis mellifera) plays in our natural environment and to promote the protection of that environment ... Members are organised into Affiliated District Associations (Districts) that are either locally based or dedicated to beekeeping related special interests.'

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