Barnsley Beekeepers

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). 

Barnsley BKA is a friendly association with its own teaching apiary. Our intention is to provide Barnsley's beekeepers with the support and education that they need to keep their bees safely and productively. Our website provides you with a digital window to our association, gives details about our membership offer, allows you to find local honey and gives some helpful information for those considering keeping bees.

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.

Buy Local Honey

Some of our members have honey for sale. Find your local beekeeper on our map.

Swarm Help

A swarm is short lived and rarely stays in situ for more than a couple of days.

Fancy Joining Us?

Find out about the membership options that we have and what's included with membership.

Events Calendar

Find out what events are happening in Barnsley and across the country.

Imported Bees

As an affiliate of both the British Beekeepers Association and Yorkshire Beekeepers Association, Barnsley Beekeepers Association will discourage the importation of both honey bee queens and colonies from outside the UK by educating its members on the merits of raising sustainable, local stock.

Association Apiary

We are lucky enough to have an association teaching apiary at Wentworth Castle Gardens. From here we are able to provide support and training for our members.

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