Welcome to the Durham Beekeepers UK website. We’re a friendly bunch of honey bee enthusiasts who meet at 6.45pm on the last Wednesday of almost every month. We meet at Durham County Hall in Durham City in Committee Room 2 for bee-related conversation and information. 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the association and members and their partners enjoyed a celebratory meal at Hallgarth Manor.
Each month a different speaker comes to the meeting to share information and expertise, and there is always an opportunity to drop in to the Garden House Inn across the road at the end of the evening. Beginners are welcome – you don’t even have to have your own bees yet, just come along and find out more, although you will have to join the Association if you want to keep coming to the meetings. And the courses run by the Association are excellent – whether you want to start from scratch as a beginner, or you are ready to take the next steps into Intermediate Beekeeping. See the ‘About’ section for more details.
It costs £25 to join the Association. We are running a Beginners’ Course this year, beginning in late April – please see the Apiary page for more details. It will be necessary to join the Association in order to attend the Beginners’ Course. An Intermediate Course will also be running – please see the Apiary page for more details. Please note that our beginners course is now full.