Welcome to the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association (WBKA)

The WBKA has four branches and is a member of the British Beekeepers Association.
It represents and organises events and education for beekeepers in Wiltshire.

WBKA AGM and Annual Winter Lecture

Thursday 20 January 2022 at the Corn Exchange, Devizes. Find out more here.

Introduction to beekeeping

If you want to become a beekeeper, all four branches of the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association
aim to run beginners courses this winter, although some sessions may be held via Zoom. Find out more here.

Jobs for the year

This guide is designed to give people new to beekeeping a rough understanding of what to do when. It starts at the beginning of the beekeeping year with the honey harvest. The aim is to ensure that each colony has a good start next spring by going into winter in the best possible condition. There are many variables, as each colony will be different and much depends on the weather. It helps to remain flexible and it is important to keep records of your inspections so that you can monitor progress.

End July/August

  • Harvest honey and return wet supers for cleaning, then remove and store dry supers and protect from wax moth.

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