Welcome to HDBKA
Huddersfield & District Bee Keeping Association
Welcome to our website, where we aim to support and promote the work of the Association by providing regular updates on news, association events and other topics of interest, whether you are a local bee keeper yourself or interested in supporting honey bees in other ways.
Don't forget we also have an active Facebook group, where you can ask questions, discuss relevant issues, etc. Why not join the group today?
Dates for Your Diary
Association 2021 Programme
After a very difficult 2020 during which we could not hold most face-to-face events, we are currently working on a calendar of activities for 2021. Watch this space.
Most of our meetings are open to members and non members alike, and we have a number of spare suits available on request for people wishing to come along to one of our apiary visits.
We are also happy to take ideas and suggestions for future events.
Arts Competition Winners
In lieu of our the 2020 Honey Show, we held our first ever HDBKA Arts Competition for members, their household and family. We were hugely impressed with the quality of submissions.
The theme for entries was “The Wonder of Bees” and entries were judged in four fields by esteemed judges from the local artistic community.
Visit our gallery pages below to see all of the prizewinning entries. Congratulations to all the winners!
Honey bees are under increased threat from climate change, virus and parasites, pesticides and chemical use, and a loss of their natural habitat.
During the winter, although colonies become dormant, on bright days they will still come out in search of food. Having a range of flowering plants they can visit throughout the year for nectar and pollen is key to ensuring a healthy colony with good stores so they can survive the winter.
You can help support bees by planting bee-friendly plants in your garden or window box.