Swansea and District Beekeepers’ Society

is made up of over 100 members and aims to promote best beekeeping practice to both new and existing members.  It is affiliated to the member body in Wales – the Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA).

The year starts off with a beginners’ course in February going through to the end of April, giving the student a basic knowledge of beekeeping, currently led by Nicola Oulton and supported by other members.

On the third Saturday of March, the WBKA hold their annual Convention at Builth Wells at which beginners, with their new-found knowledge, and members are able to buy all their beekeeping supplies and listen to lectures.  Bees can either be bought in, or you can take your chances on catching a swarm from late April onwards.  If all goes well, your hive should have honey in it by early September, which will need extracting.  The Society has a honey extractor available for hire.  The honey will then need to be filtered and left to settle before bottling your “golden harvest”, ready for eating or for sale.


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