Beekeeping Beginners’ Course 2022


Our beginners’ course this year starts on Thursday 3rd March.  There will be five weekly online sessions, and three Sunday practical sessions.  The cost will be £145 which includes full membership of HBKA and support throughout the year (a partner at the same address pays £85).

Beekeeping Beginners’ Course 2021

We are holding an online Beginners’ Course in 2021.  It will consist of five Saturday morning Zoom sessions starting on 30th Ja

Advice on Honeybee Swarm collections during the Coronavirus pandemic

   At the moment HBKA members are allowed to tend bees and collect swarms. But, this situation may change and we will be keeping it under review during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.  LATEST: Updated beekeeping guidance was published by the National Bee Unit on 26th March, which confirms that beekeeping should continue; bees are classified as livestock and must be tended.    
   Honeybee swarms happened during early spring to late summer, normally April until July. It is a natural process that honeybees undertake to create new colonies. 

Beekeeping Beginners Course 2020

The HBKA Beginners Course starts on 21st of March and runs for two weekends. These are held in our Hatch End Apiary where you will learn about and how to handle bees under guidance of our very experienced tutors.

The cost of the course is £140 and includes both Saturday classroom and Sunday morning practical sessions. Hot and cold drinks will be provided :)


Hello Members,


Firstly, the HBKA Committee hope you are all keeping well and safe through what will be a difficult period for all of us. The situation we find ourselves in is constantly changing, and the impact of the pandemic is being felt in almost every aspect of our lives.

In line with government guidelines/ advice, HBKA will strictly follow these and any changes additional guidance as it is published/ advised.