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About US

The Harrow Beekeepers Association (HBKA) was founded in 1919, a period between the world wars  when many associations were formed by beekeepers in the expanding suburbs. It currently has around two hundred members and runs a base at the Hatch End apiary.


We have regular meetings on Sunday mornings at our apiary headquarters which is behind the Harrow Art Centre, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End HA5 4EA from 11.00 to 1.00pm. You can always come along to find out what we do there. That’s also when the trading secretary is usually in attendance and can sell members some of the seasonal requirements such as wax foundation, frames, hive parts and varroa treatments plus fondant and invert syrup.

Courses & Training

Once a month we hold a training session to keep the members informed about current practices in beekeeping methods, especially in view of the challenging times and conditions the bees currently face. We hold a highly regarded Beginners Course each spring over three weekends, with practical training on the Sundays, weather permitting. We run other practical sessions including Wax Workshops. Some years we also run a beekeeping taster course in the autumn. For what’s coming up look here. If you have any questions about bees or wasps and need to know what to do, we will try to help in any way we can. If you are interested in the course, please contact one of our members or send an email to the Education Officer.

The association is run by a committee of members, and is Registered Charity Number 286086.

HBKA is a member association of the Federation of Middlesex Beekeeping Associations and the British Beekeeping Association.