Welcome to Durham Beekeepers Association

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.

CORONAVIRUS and future meetings, courses & Honeyland film showing

(updated on 20/3/2020)

March and April meetings have been cancelled as County Hall have advised that all non essential meetings are to be suspended.

Honeyland film showing at the Gala is now cancelled. Tickets can be retained and re-used when the crisis is over. Refunds will be given if required.

Beginners & intermediate courses are now cancelled as Houghall College has now closed until further notice. I will try and run this course later in the year if possible. Refunds will be issued to those wanting them.

I will try and keep this page updated regularly. We are also posting updates on Facebook & by email.

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.