Welcome to the website for the Belfast and District Beekeepers Association.
Next Meeting 11th October
It is hoped that our next meeting will take place as a face to face meeting in Glenburn Hall (see below) on Monday 11th October 2021 @ 7.30pm. The meeting will feature a Mini Honey Show with judge Jim Fletcher, one of our members and a well recognised and respected honey judge throughout the UK, who has very kindly agreed to undertake the judging of several categories on the night. A list of the classes that we will be included in the show has been circulated by email. On the night Jim will give a brief chat on the honey show and what he looks for when judging show entries. The judging will take place while a Show and Tell is session will be given by our members and Jim will return to announce the winners at the end. It would be great to see plenty of entries on what has been an excellent year for our bees.
Enrolment for the Preliminary Beekeeping Courses
Please read below for more course info. The enrolement for our course will open soon but you cab register interest in the course at
This should mean you will be informed when the course enrolment opens.
Interested in taking up Beekeeping
or just want to find out more about Honey Bees?
Why not come to one of our courses. These take place from February to May running weekly in this period. Registration for the courses usually opens arounfd the start of October. Due to Covid 19 and space restrictions places are limited and these will fill out quickly, please use the link below to find out more.
Covid 19 Update
The association’s meetings normally take place in Glenburn Methodist Church Hall. The winter program for 2021-2022 will probably be affected by Covid 19 restrictions, these meetings will take place as either face to face or virtual meetings using Zoom. Please contact the secretary for more information and an invitation to join the meeting.
The Association also runs a summer program but this year’s was suspended. Instead a series of online sessions using zoom took place.
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The Belfast and District Beekeepers Association meet through the winter on the 2nd Monday of the month and also run a summer program 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.
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.
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