Welcome to the website for the Belfast and District Beekeepers Association.
Summer Program: This is underway with Monday gatherings at Minnowburn
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.
Enrolment for the Beekeeping Courses
Please read below for more course info. The enrolement for our Preliminary Beekeeping course will open soon but you can register interest in the course at the Cafre site below. This should mean you will be informed when the course enrolment opens.
Enrolment for the more advanced “Proficiency in Beekeeping Course” is now open and you can enrol at
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.
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 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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