As an affiliate of both the British Beekeepers Association and Yorkshire Beekeepers Association, Leeds Beekeepers Association discourages the importation of both honey bee queens and colonies from outside the UK.
We love holding Beekeeping Taster Sessions! It's great being able to share someone's first experience of peering into a beehive. Last Saturday we did just that, when 60 prospective beekeepers joined us. The attendees were treated to a short talk on beehives and the lives of honeybees, before getting hands-on in the apiary. The sun shone for most of the day and we hope we managed to persuade some of our guests to look further at our fascinating pastime.