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We aim to promote good beekeeping and encourage people to learn about the fascinating world of the honeybee and the art of beekeeping.

As part of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) our members enjoy a range of benefits including – BBKA News, Insurance and much more.

Attend one of our Open sessions at the Association’s apiary in the spring or summer to get an introduction to the art of beekeeping. You are also welcome to come and meet us at one of our regular association meetings.

Check our events calendar for meeting and Open apiary session dates. Contact us if you wish to meet us.

Visitors of all ages are welcome.

The Association is a focal point for local beekeepers, providing opportunities for members to network with other beekeepers and keep on learning by:

  • taking part in our seasonal, weekly inspections at the Apiary
  • getting together with other beekeepers, twice a month, at informal spring and summer meetings, and
  • attending our monthly winter meetings and listening to talks and presentations by experts.

For a brief history of beekeeping in Wokingham – please download our pdf.

W&DBKA Services, Membership & Information

Swarm Service

W&DBKA Swarm Service

Do you think you may have a swarm of Honey Bees? We can help.

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Become a W&DBKA Member

Applications for W&DBKA membership come from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of experience. Find out more about becoming a W&DBKA member.


Find Out More About Bees and Beekeeping

If you have an interest in bees and are thinking of becoming a beekeeper OR want to watch a beekeeper at work – we can help.

News & Events

Resumption of Association meetings - The Committee is pleased to announce the resumption of our monthly meetings at the Wokingham Bowling Club. It’s been a long time since we were able to get together so it will be great to see everyone again. Whilst Covid… ...more
In A Spin at the Apiary - The Association’s annual honey extraction took place on Saturday 28 August. The session started in the Portakabin with Tony, the Apiary Manager’s 10 o’clock briefing, given to an audience of seven volunteers. Next, Evan arranged equipment and spread newspapers around… ...more
Association Members Again Successful at Basic Assessment - The Association offers its congratulations to the members who successfully completed their Basic Assessment on Sunday 27 June. Performing to the normal high Wokingham and District standard, all five candidates passed despite having to deal with aggressive and uncooperative bees… ...more
Honey Extraction 28 August 2021 - We cancelled the scheduled 08 August extraction because poor forage conditions meant stores were low in the Association’s apiary hives.   Stores have now started to build up and the extraction has been rescheduled for (weather permitting) 10am, Saturday 28 August.… ...more