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About Us

The York & District Beekeepers is a friendly and active Association (registered charity number 1177037) for people who share a common interest in learning about and caring for bees.

Our website is designed to keep its Members informed of activities and to provide a source of information for those interested in beekeeping.

With over 150 registered beekeepers, York & District is one of the largest Beekeeping Associations in the Yorkshire area.

Beekeeper inspecting hive

Wherever you live, keeping your own bees is very exciting and rewarding experience so why not learn to become a beekeeper?

Honey bee in purple flower

Beekeeping also provides a never-ending source of enjoyment and interest to an increasing number of people of all ages and gender whatever the motive and our Association exists to promote and advance the craft of beekeeping.

Honeybee swarm on a bicycle.

Beekeeping is a fascinating and absorbing hobby but there can be problems for the beginner but by joining a local beekeeping association you will have the opportunity to meet other beekeepers and gain from their experience

Illustration of an old style skep hive.

Now that you’ve found our website, why not contact us to find out more – you’ll be made very welcome!

YDBKA members at Murton Apiary

 Members in the Murton apiary on a frosty morning. They are preparing to treat the bees with a dilute solution of oxalic acid to kill off varroa mites.