Jersey Bee Keepers Association

Welcome to the Jersey Bee Keepers Association website

Asian Hornet Queen-2
JBKA Logo 2015




A photograph of this hornet taken by a local entomologist

has been positively identified by UK Experts

(Important note :- this creature was not caught, or destroyed

so its still flying around..!)

Please see the ID card [or double click on the image above]


Guidelines on how to construct

a simple monitoring trap, are shown elsewhere on this website,

and will be the subject of the next JBKA Meeting on 18th September at The Elms


Welcome to the website of the "Jersey Bee Keepers Association" (hosted by the BBKA) This  website contains information and frequently asked questions about bee keeping in Jersey.


Sadly only 21 members turned up for the AGM to hear the inspired Bob Hogge (outgoing President) outline his momentous plans for a purpose Bee Keeping Centre here in Jersey

for those who didn't attend, you will find that the

2016 Membership Form can be downloaded

from the link at the top right-hand corner of this page.


It should also be noted that due to a lack of support for the "JBKA 100 Club" it has had to change it's name (to a somewhat lower number..!) this in due course has been reflected in the amount paid out in winnings, so for the remaining ticket holders, if you receive a cheque from Gary (our Treasurer) for rather an odd amount, don't be surprised...!

The August Draw took place at the recent Council Meeting

and the winning numbers were as follows:-

1st =  52

2nd = 65

3rd  = 68


We can now be contacted by emailing us at '

We also have Base Ball Caps, Tee-Shirts, Polo Shirts, and Hoodies in various colours for sale,

along with Mugs all with our new JBKA logo.

 Remember, you don't actually have to be a member of the JBKA to buy any of this branded merchandise, but we'd prefer if you were...!

Please support your local bee keepers.



for further information email '

The next JBKA event is on Sunday 18th September at 2:30pm.

at The Elm, St Mary

(where there will a demonstration of how to construct

"a simple monitoring trap for the Asian Hornet")

shortly folllowed by

September at 7.00pm on Friday 23rd September Ken Healy will be hosting a

Honey Tasting Evening at the Poplars Tea Room, La Moye.

If any JBKA member is prepared to provide a location please advise the Secretary



Now's the time to start to thinking about your entries for

the JBKA Honey Show taking place during the Cider Festival

at Hamptonne on the 8th/9th October


Bee Classes

The Jersey Beekeepers Association runs one set of 5 theory classes in early spring

each year before active beekeeping usually starts.  Time, weather and other conditions permitting,

we also try to hold at least one Practical, hands-on (gloved of course) session at an

apiary or two in the summer and give advice to those fortunate enough to have acquired  bees.  

We can also advise on mentors to call for help when the bees don't behave as

they're "supposed" to - after all, they do not read all the books about beekeeping!!!


Please contact Judy Collins (JBKA Education Officer) to add your name to the list for any future classes and for any queries... email "