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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.

Beekeeping

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

Annual Apiary clean-up January 2021 - Our annual apiary cleanup will be taking place on 9th January 2021 from about 09:00 through to midday. Scraping and scorching will start at 9.30am. Helpers are most welcome (socially distanced of course). Helpers will need to bring their own… ...more
WDBKA Apiary tasks Autumn & Winter 2020/21 - As the season draws to and end and the bees settle in for Winter there are a few maintenance tasks to perform: Sulphur treatment of all supers and any brood frames not in use (Late October/Early November) *Completed 02/Nov/20* Fitting… ...more
Club extraction day - Extraction day was Saturday 8th August. We tried our best to remain Covid-19 safe by limiting number of participants and holding two shifts. And it was HOT!! The harvest was not as great as previous years, not least because we… ...more
Annual Apiary Clean-up January 2020 - The committee would like to thank the members that turned up to make a success of the annual clean up on Saturday 04 January.  Scraping and scorching started at 9.30am and the task was completed by 12.30pm. Extra thanks from… ...more