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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. 


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.

Coronavirus advice to members regarding events at the HE Apiary


HBKA has our weekly education sessions and forthcoming beginner’s course scheduled to take place in the forthcoming weeks.

Bucks County Beekeeping Association Seminar 8th February 2020

Bucks County Beekeeping Association 23rd Annual Seminar 8th February 2020

Wendover Memorial Hall, Wharf Road, HP22 6EF


Bob Smith NDB

Dr Serian Summer

Federation Day, 15th February 2020

This year Federation Day will be hosted by North London Beekeepers.

For more details please refer to attached pdf file.

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 :)

AGM 2019



HBKA newly elected 2019/2020 Committee Members 

At the 2019 AGM held in Hatch End on Saturday 9th November the following HBKA members were nominated, propose, seconded and then duly elected by the membership. 

1. Chair - Rod Parker

2. Vice Chair- Sarah James

3. Treasurer - Jack Nicole

4. Assistant Treasurer and Membership Officer - Casper Kennedy


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