Living with Covid-19: We ask that if you attend one of our meetings or an apiary inspection you follow the covid guidelines in place at the time of your visit.

Welcome to Wokingham & District Beekeepers Association (W&DBKA)

Supporting beekeepers and those interested in beekeeping


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 News & Events 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 expert

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

W&DBKA Services, Membership & Information

Swarm Service

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

Join Us

W&DBKA - Join Us

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

W&DBKA to be Recognised by Charity Commission

On 21 July 2022 the Charity Commission emailed us to say: "...we are satisfied that Wokingham and District Beekeepers’ Association is a charity..." This...
Frames and Stapler

Frame Making Made Easier and Quicker

The following is a method of frame building using a spring loaded staple gun. This frame building method is used by two of our members Peter & Lori Munday...

Fermented honey for sale

Please be advised that the Association has a quantity of fermented honey  (ideal for mead making) which is available for sale at a cost of £4 per 1lb...
Apiary Clean Up 2022

Apiary Clean Up – January 2022

Many thanks to everyone that turned up for our annual apiary clean-up day on Saturday, 8th January.  With the weather described as “fit for ducks” by our...

Asian Hornet Identification

Vespa velutina, also known as the Asian hornet is an invasive non-native species from Asia. It arrived in France in 2004 where it spread rapidly. As a highly...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Members With Equipment to Sell

If W&DBKA members have equipment they want to sell or obtain, we can post the details on the website. Send us a description of the item(s) for sale (or...