Jersey Bee Keepers Association

Welcome to the Jersey Bee Keepers Association website

Asian hornet nest, Tetbury
Asian Hornet Queen-2
JBKA Logo 2015

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this (JBKA) website will cease to operate after November 7th 2016

your Council are exploring alternative WWW. presence

and a FaceBook page has been created.




TWO ASIAN HORNETS, both believed to be QUEENS were spotted at DURRELL last week..!


In the UK one nest has been found by a Beekeeper at Tetbury (this is in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire) and I've added the DEFRA response to this sighting elsewhere on this website (see top right)...


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.


Check out the JBKA Events below


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.


2016 Membership Form can be downloaded

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


"JBKA "less than" 100 Club"

The October Draw took place at the recent Council Meeting

and the winning numbers were as follows:-

1st =  71

2nd = 78

3rd  = 40


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.



We will have a stand at the forthcoming

Black Butter making at The Elms

Saturday 22nd October

Any member who has honey to sell at this event please contact Bob Hogge

If you do bring honey for sale on our stand please bring a list of what you have supplied for auditing purposes,

and so that you get the correct money..!




For further information email


If any JBKA member is prepared to provide a location for an apiary visit please advise the Secretary


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 "