Welcome to HDBKA
Dates for Your Diary
Sunday 25th September
Apiary Visit - Taylor Hill
A visit to one of the Huddersfield Association apiaries, focussing on preparing the colonies for winter.
Wednesday 5th October
Association Honey Show - Broad Oak
Our annual show and prizegiving, welcoming entries from Association members whether experienced or novice.
Wednesday 23rd November
Association Annual General Meeting - Broad Oak
Help with Bee Swarms
Between April and July bee colonies can sometimes swarm. This amazing natural process allows colonies to reproduce.
HDBKA has a number of experienced bee keepers across the Huddersfield area, who have volunteered to collect and re-home swarms of honey bees.
If you think you have found a swarm,
please visit our Swarm page for more information about identification and how to contact our Swarm Coordinator.
Honey bees are under increased threat from climate change, virus and parasites, pesticides and chemical use, and a loss of their natural habitat.
As the colony grows in size during the spring, bees need good sources of both pollen and nectar.
You can help support bees by planting bee-friendly plants in your garden or window box.