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Barnsley Beekeepers Association
Bee keeping in Barnsley, South Yorkshire

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Welcome to the Barnsley Beekeepers Association website, the home of bee keeping in and around Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The Barnsley Beekeepers Association is a district of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association (YBKA), which is turn the largest county member of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA).

We hope that this site will provide you with useful information about the Association and beekeeping in general. Bee keeping has seen a large number of people come into the craft in the last few years. You might be the next to take up bee keeping. With a little help, this should be quite possible and, hopefully, you will be making your own honey.

By using this site, we hope that you learn more about honey bees. If you can’t find what you are looking for or want to try your hand at working with bees before you venture into doing it for yourself, please get in touch and we will try and help.


Have you seen a swarm of bees?

What’s On

Find out about Barnsley BKA and other events

Starting with Bees

Find out more about beginning to keep bees

Diary Getting Started


7 Nov 2011 - Beekeeping awards for Barnsley BKA members

At the November meeting of the Barnsley BKA, a number of members were awarded their certificates for achieving success in bee keeping qualifications (more)

26 Oct 2010 - Coop grant funding for Barnsley BKA

Barnsley Beekeepers Association receives grant funding from the Co-operative Communities Fund (more)

30 Oct 2012 - This year see one of the poorest honey harvests

BBC report into the 2012 honey harvest (or lack of) (more)

Swarm collection


Next association winter meeting click here

Apiary meetings have finished for the winter period.

Got a swarm?

....read me first

Swarm collection