Welcome to the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA) website, we hope you find your visit enjoyable and informative.
We are the Welsh National Beekeeping Association to which the nineteen local Associations within Wales are affiliated. You could, perhaps, see us as a honey bee, the head being the voice of beekeeping in Wales, the thorax being the hub of information and the abdomen the catalyst for action.
Individual (Direct) Membership of the WBKA is possible, but most of the 1,650 membership are indirect members, in that they belong to one of the nineteen local independent beekeeping associations. An Application Form to become a member of the WBKA may be downloaded from the 'Information Station'. You can locate and find out more about your local association here .
A proportion of the fee paid by a member of an association goes towards the operating costs of the WBKA and also to providing third party and product liability insurance negotiated by the WBKA on behalf of its members.
If you would like to take advantage of the ‘Early Bird Advance Payment’ discount of 25% then please fill in this form and return it with your payment to the Convention Secretary at the address below, to arrive by the 21st March.
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Due to recent changes in the structure of the WBKA we are looking for capable candidates to take on some of the central rolls within the association: Can you help? The posts we are looking to fill are those of General Secretary and Editor of the Welsh Beekeeper, if you feel you could help […]
Since August Menter a Busnes have secured funding through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development part financed by the EU and the Welsh Government. Cywain Bee is a pilot project run until June 2015 that will look at ways of increasing the volume of honey produced and processed in Wales. Cywain Bee would like […]
A list of some dates you may need to put in your diary. If you have a date for an event you think other should know about please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org Click 'Read More' for our current list. Saturday March 7th , Bee Trade Ex – Stoneleigh Saturday 28th March, WBKA Convention […]
It seems that most days we hear a new tale of woe concerning the poor honeybee. We hear of mite attacks, diseases and colony collapse, but local beekeepers are helping the bees fight back. Through the management of bee colonies, treatment of disease and maintenance of the beehives, colony numbers are steadily increasing. A new […]
The WBKA has acquired an insurance policy that offers insurance cover to officers, individual members, affiliated associations and their members. As a member of the WBKA you are provided with insuran…
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