Welcome to Durham Beekeepers
Welcome to Durham Beekeeping Association. We're a friendly bunch of honey bee enthusiasts who meet at 7pm on the last Wednesday of almost every month at Finchale College, Durham, UK, for bee related conversation and information. We don't meet in August or December (although there's a quiz at the start of December) and in June there's a BBQ instead of a meeting, usually at a member's home.
Each month a different speaker comes to the meeting to share information and expertise, and there's always a cup of tea on the go at the end of the evening. Beginners are welcome - you don't even have to have your own bees yet, just come along and find out more, although you will have to join the association if you want to keep coming to the meetings. And the courses run by the Association are excellent - whether you want to start from scratch as a beginner, or you're ready to take the next steps into Intermediate Beekeeping.
If you'd like to join the Beginners' Course then come along to enrol on May 4th 2016. In order to take the course you do have to join the Association for insurance reasons - membership is only £25 and you're then insured to have your own bees as well as belonging to a great group.
The Association has a library of interesting books, available to borrow for members, and members are often willing to help out newer beekepeers who need a bit of mentoring or support, or a hand with equipment.