How you can help bees

Plant your garden with bee friendly plants In areas of the country where there are few agricultural crops, honeybees rely upon garden flowers to ensure they have a diverse diet and to provide nectar and pollen. Encourage honeybees to visit your garden by planting single flowering plants and vegetables. Go for all the allium family, … Read more

Previous Webinars

Here are links to the recordings of our past webinars: Recycling Wax & Frames  – 8 October 2020 Jenny & Wally Shaw share their methods of recycling old frames and wax Additional Q&A 8 October 2020   Asian Hornet – the story so far  – 10 September 2020 Frank Gellatly, RBI Wales with the latest … Read more

Spring Convention 2021

  The WBKA Annual Convention is a great opportunity to hear speakers giving the latest information about bees and beekeeping, to visit a wide variety of exhibitors, to buy beekeeping equipment and supplies, and to meet your fellow beekeepers. Assuming that the COVID-19 situation allows, the 2021 Convention will be held at the Royal Welsh … Read more

Improving your Beekeeping

WBKA and the local beekeeping associations in Wales work together to help beekeepers in many ways. When you are starting out, the help and advice available from more experienced members of an Association is really important. A colony of bees is a super-organism, with many things happening at the same time. Understanding what is happening … Read more

Starting Beekeeping

It’s a very good idea to join an association before you get started with your own hives. You will get good advice and some practical experience in addition to picking up tips from more experienced beekeepers. There are WBKA-affiliated associations across Wales. Find one local to you here. The best time to start beekeeping is … Read more