We are a very friendly and active association of hobbyist beekeepers in and around Leeds, West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.  

At this time of year our apiary is open every Wednesday evening 6-30pm to 9pm and the second Saturday of each month 10am to 12 noon.  Please check our calendar though for changes to this schedule.

Pop in for beekeeping banter, tea, coffee, biscuits and beekeeping supplies.  Come and see us and have a natter.  Visitors always welcome!

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BBKA Basic Assessments

One of the milestones on our beekeeping journey is taking the British Beekeepers Association's Basic Assessment.  It is a measure of achievement in the basic skills and knowledge of our craft. It is also a springboard from which to launch into the more demanding assessments.  

One of our members said:

"revising for the assessment made me go over all the notes from my course really thoroughly and I began to realise just how much I’d forgotten or had skimmed first time around.  To anyone thinking of doing the Assessment I’d definitely recommend it."

If you are a member of our Association and have been managing your own colony of bees for at least 12 months then please do consider taking the Basic Assessment.

If you you require further information, then please contact our Education Officer.

If you wish to book a place for the 2019 Basic Assessment then please click here.

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Manage your membership details, book tickets for events etc here

Here at LBKA we encourage all of our members to sign up to BeeBase.

BeeBase is the website of the National Bee Unit and by signing up and registering your apiaries you will be helping to effectively monitor and control the spread of serious honey bee pests and diseases.  You may also be able to arrange an apiary visit from your local inspector who can provide the comprehensive help and advice you may need.

BeeConnected is a nationwide initiative that provides a more efficient and effective way for farmers to inform beekeepers of their intention to apply an insecticide. If you register your hives, then you will be informed by email if a local farmer intends to treat their crops.  Click here for further information.

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Leeds Beekeepers Association is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 1175455.