Preliminary Exam Saturday 25th May

For more details go to the Course information Page.

Directions to the venue for the written paper.

Summer Program

The enrolment for the Summer Program will be open on the first night which is likely to be Monday 27th May, weather permitting.


The AGM is open to all members, at this meeting the officers and committee are appointed and the reports of the association’s chair, secretary and treasurer are presented.

Please note all those enrolled on our 2018 and 2019 beekeeping courses are welcome to come to the association meetings. Details of when and where are available on this website. You should find some of the presentation very useful.

Welcome to the website for the Belfast and District Beekeepers Association. The following items may be of interest:

The Belfast and District Beekeepers Association meet through the winter on the 2nd Monday of the month and also run a summer programme of practical beekeeping for our members, for directions click here.

The B&DBKA is affiliated to the Ulster Beekeepers Association which is the representative body for many of the beekeeping associations in the province.

You can also connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

SWARMS: If you are visiting to get help with a swarm please see our page on swarming which gives more details on common types of bees and what exactly a swarm is.

Please click the Posts link in the banner above to view recent additions to the site.

Please contact belfastbee.secretary@gmail.com for more information.

Other useful Association emails are:
Treasurer: treasurer.bdbka@gmail.com
Chairperson: chair.bdbka@gmail.com
Membership secretary: membership.bdbka@gmail.com


21 Responses to B&DBKA

  1. B rogers says:

    where could i buy local honey i live on the Ballygomartin road Belfast

    • Hi,

      The nearest shop to you that I know of that sells local honey is Eatwell Foods on the Lisburn Road. They sell honey produced by Jonathan Getty who’s bees are in the South Belfast and Dunmurray area. Another would be Ivan MacElroy’s greengrocer shop in Ballyhackamore who sells Philip Earle’s honey which is from the Comber area.

      • Sarah says:

        After coming across this website i decided to buy some of Philip Earles honey in Ivan Macelroy’s. I would definitely recommend this as a good buy!

  2. Hi we run a wedding car hire company in Belfast but have always had an interest in bees, can i start this as a hobby part time or does it require a lot me=ore dedicated time? I apologise for the lack of knowledge

  3. Honey girl says:

    I went to Ballyhackamore, Ivans shop, lovely honey its good to find somewhere really local that has a reliable supply

  4. Luis says:

    Hi I live in Newtownabbey, where can I get some local honey (preferably directly from the producer)? Also I would like to know if the honey is processed/boiled at all?

  5. Jenny Magill says:

    I live in Larne and was wondering were I could get some local honey??


  6. William spence says:

    I recently bought some honey from a show which was proposed by a guy called Alan rea in Ballyhackamore. Is he still in the trade and where can I get some more please.

  7. Faoileann says:

    Hi, I live in the Shaws Road, Andersonstown Road, Belfast, could you tell me where I could buy some local honey please?
    Thanks very much

  8. OUSSAMA says:

    I am looking for raw honey to buy from Belfast. Would you tell me where can I find it.
    thank you,


  9. Bob says:

    Hi is there any keepers from Castlereagh I could get honey off?

  10. Richardt says:

    I would like to buy Honey on the comb. Is there anyone selling in Killyleagh area
    Thank you

  11. Clare says:

    Hello. Is it possible to buy honey direct from the beekeepers. We go through quite a lot of honey and my daughters love it.

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