Peterborough & District Beekeepers Association

Founded in 1911 the Association is a group of beekeepers and people interested in beekeeping living in and around Peterborough – fromĀ  Oundle in the west through the city itself and out to the Fens. The Association’s purpose is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping, something it has been doing through its meetings, events and shows for over 100 years.

Membership is open to all beekeepers and others interested in the craft on payment of a small subscription which includes a fee payable to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) – the official body representing beekeepers in Britain. BBKA indemnifies its members under a public liability policy for any claims arising from their beekeeping activities and also provides legal services, conducts examinations and runs a National Beekeeping Centre.

We are pleased to work with Stamford and Bourne Beekeepers’ Association.

From October to March we hold meetings each month and organise a winter programme of talks on topics of interest to beekeepers with contributions from local and national experts.In the Spring and Summer our meetings continue every month and we also hold an annual auction of beekeeping equipment to help new members find their feet quickly in this fascinating craft. Courses for beginners are held at our base on the Nene Organics site at Sacrewell Farm and Country Centre.

Members of the Association can be found at many local events and shows – at each venue we try to have a stand demonstrating beekeeping and selling honey and other products. We are also happy to visit local organisations and to visit, or host, schools to demonstrate our craft.