GOT A SWARM!?
OR, JUST WANT TO TRY BEEKEEPING?
If you are thinking about taking up Beekeeping, then why not try one of our taster sessions? Visit our 'Events' Page for details of 2018 Taster Sesssions.
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We formed in 1917, as the King's Lynn and District Beekeepers' Association. In 2007 the name changed to West Norfolk and King's Lynn Beekeepers' Association (WNKLBA) to reflect the wide area in which our members live. We work to promote bees and beekeeping and provide a range of member services to beekeepers in Norfolk
We are part of the British Beekeeper' Association (BBKA) who amongst other things provide insurance cover and organise beekeeping qualifications and we have close ties with other beekeeping organisations in the region, particularly NBKA.
Currently having upward of 180 members and cover a broad spectrum of beekeepers from those with one hive in their garden to those with 30+ hives in several apiaries; from those who have just started beekeeping to those with over fifty years experience; from King's Lynn, Holt, Norwich, Wymondham, East Dereham, Wisbech, Downham Market and Spalding areas, the common factor is an enjoyment of working with bees and of meeting with others of a like mind in friendly and informal ways.
We are particularly keen to help those new to beekeeping and you will find details of our Association Apiary on this website. We hold introductory courses each year and help our members achieve the (very easy) basic qualifications of the BBKA.
You will find us at Shows around Norfolk throughout the summer season, particularly the
Sandringham Show which is where our members exhibit their honey and we hold our annual judging. You will find as at other events such as the Honey Show at Felbrigg.
If you have any questions about beekeeping then do get in contact and join this hugely interesting and enjoyable pastime.
For Rules of the association: Go to our "Members' Area".
For a list of our recommended books, equipment suppliers, DVDs and bookshops - also includes honey based recipes submitted by our members for the Sandringham Flower Show, please download our Links Page.