Welcome to the Salisbury & District Beekeepers website.

We are a group of around 140 hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly to discuss beekeeping matters and offer advice and support to fellow beekeepers. In the winter months we meet at the St . George's Church Hall, Lower St, West Harnham, Salisbury, SP2 8EZ  about every 4 weeks and in the summer we visit our branch and private apiaries, and attend flower and agricultural shows to encourage newcomers to the craft.

The Association is managed by a committee of 11 members who endeavour to arrange an interesting programme of winter talks and summer apiary meetings. It was started by enthusiasts in 1907, and has links with other groups in Wiltshire and with other counties through its association with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). 

Come and join us by emailing our membership secretary Joan Moody for further details or just turn up at one of the meetings listed on the following pages. 

Click on the attachment at the bottom of this page to view or download a subscription form for the 2016/17 year (which starts 1st Oct 2016).

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The Association bee breeding project is currently sponsored by Salisbury World of Furniture, World of Pine - see Queen Rearing page for details.

We encourage all members to register with  BeeBase which is a national database used by the National Bee Unit for tracking and monitoring bee disease.  Click here to access the registration documents.and further details.

Membership of S&DBKA  
Full membership of the S&DBKA entitles one to:
  • Membership of the British Beekeepers Association, which represents beekeepers at a national level.
  • Receive regular issues of the BBKA newsletter.
  • Public & Products liability Insurance up to £5 million.
  • Brood disease Insurance from BDI for up to three colonies
  • Access to the BBKA visual aids and slide library.
  • Discounted entrance fee to Spring Convention.
  • Access to the BBKA Examination Scheme.
  • Membership of the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association, WBKA (including entrance to Wilthshire honey show and lectures)
  • Receive three copies per year of the WBKA Newsletter ‘Honeybee Times’
  • Attend all club meetings and any meetings organised by the five County Branches.
  • Borrow books from the Greville Library (see resources for complete titles list) - or e-mail librarian Dr Sally Nelson
  • Borrow branch equipment (see resources for list) - Current custodian is Dr Sally Nelson
  • Free entry to the National Honey Show in first year of membership.
  • A range of discounts on beekeeping equipment and supplies.
  • There are also associate and family membership options.
Associate members:
  • Attend all monthly meetings
  • Friendship and help from fellow beekeepers
  • Free advice on all beekeeping matters
  • Receive Association Newslettters

Chairman and Webmaster  : Tony Herbert
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Tony Herbert,
Oct 4, 2016, 1:55 AM
Tony Herbert,
Oct 4, 2016, 1:55 AM
Tony Herbert,
Oct 4, 2016, 1:55 AM