Firstly, thank you for visiting our website. At MUBKA we love bees, and we want to encourage people of any age who may be interested in keeping bees, or even joining us just for interest. Our Associate member grade costs only £5 per year (plus a single £10 joining fee) and gives you full access to our knowledge base and website.
As you will see from our Event Calendar, we have a wide range of activities to interest and support beekeepers throughout the year, and in particular during the beekeeping season. We start with a session explaining how to get yourself and your equipment ready for the bees’ rapid expansion in the spring and follow through with various events covering bee diseases, good practice and talks on general and specialist bee related subjects.
If you don’t currently have bees, we offer a Beginners’ Course which offers spectacular value. Starting in March every year, the £70 fee (plus membership fees) covers four 2 hour theory sessions and then Beginners only practicals every Thursday evening for the rest of the season, supervised by experienced beekeepers and which are held at our Training Apiary near Twyning.
After your first season, or if you are joining as an existing beekeeper, we have regular “Improvers” evenings to provide support and to encourage your development as a beekeeper. Social contact is important to us as well, and we usually end our sessions at the local pub.
I believe that we really have something for everyone who has even a passing interest in bees. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, or would like to join our course.
Below is details of a simple to use web-based system that will - without costing members anything at all - provide income for the Branch that we will ring fence for a new apiary. So we urge all members to sign up and get fund raising! All it means is that via their website, any on line trading you do with subscribing companies will generate a small donation to MUBKA.
|2019 Basic Beekeeping Theory Course
|The 2019 Theory course runs for 22 evenings starting on March 28th with 4 theory sessions which will then be followed by18 practical sessions from April through to September. Further details will be published nearer the time. The venue for the course will be Hanley Swan Village Hall, then the Twyning Apiary fore the practical sessions.
The course is an ideal introduction for those who want to start beekeeping or just learn about the subject. For those intending to keep bees the theory course leads on to practical sessions which the Association runs on a Thursday evening during the Spring and Summer months.
Click here to go to the course/membership registration page