The Society is made up of members from the Swansea and Gower area as well as a very wide surrounding area . It aims to promote best beekeeping practice to both new and existing members.
The Society offers education and training for both new beekeepers and people wanting to start keeping bees as well as for those with more experience. Our key objective is
To provide advice, guidance, support, education and training in order to:
a) Promote beekeeping and its environmental benefits;
b) Encourage beginners to the craft;
c) Promote the highest standards of welfare in keeping bees;
d) Promote beekeeping to the general public;
e) Educate the public on the importance of bees in the environment and their part in sustaining the food chain.
We do this in a number of ways but one is by attending the Gower Show and organising the Honey Tent. 2017 was the Centennial Gower Show and you can see a few pictures of the event here as well as download the Honey Show results.
The Society is affiliated to the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA) and members of the Society are also members of the WBKA which holds its annual Convention at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground, Builth Wells, in March, at which beginners, with their new-found knowledge, and members are able to buy all their beekeeping supplies and listen to lectures. Many of the suppliers mentioned under the Useful Links at the top of this page are represented there.
Bees can be bought or you can take your chances on catching a swarm from late April onward. If all goes well, your hive should have honey in it by late August.