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 know the end of the season is in sight when the August Taster Sessions come around. Last Saturday saw about 70 excited people turn up to get close up and personal with some honeybees. Taster Sessions are great! A wide variety of people always attend with differing levels of interest. Some are there for a beekeeping "experience" sometimes bought as a gift, some are people who are developing an interest in nature and the environment and want to know more about bees and othe