Welcome to the Lancashire Beekeepers website

Lancashire Beekeepers was founded in 1882 which makes The Lancashire & North West Beekeepers' Association one of the oldest beekeeping associations in England. With eight branches, registered charity status (no 506167) and affiliation to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), our popular and active beekeeping association spans the county of Lancashire and parts of Merseyside and Greater Manchester with nearly 900 members.

Our region is broken down into eight local branches. For full details of what's happening at your nearest beekeeping branches please visit your local branch's website to obtain their latest meeting and event dates.

Members of the public are welcome to attend our meetings to see what's involved; just contact the relevant Branch secretary to confirm the meeting details. In addition many of our branches run beginners' beekeeping courses with experts on hand to offer plenty of hints and tips for budding beekeepers.

Our Spring Convention is held each year and is one of the highlights of the beekeeping year, members from all eight branches meet up and enjoy informative and captivating lectures on beekeeping from internationally renowned beekeepers. 

Then in October we are holding a honey show to showcase the best examples of products from the beehive.

Honey Bee Health Course and Assessment

Starting on Monday 5th February in person, in Preston, there will be 3 further theory sessions, fortnightly after this and then practicals in the Branch Apiaries in the Spring. Anyone wishing to attend should have passed the Basic Assessment and have kept bees for at least 3 years.

The syllabus can be found on the BBKA website Honey Bee Health Syllabus

To book a place please contact Viki Cuthbertson County Education Co-ordinator on 07780 715803 or v_cuthbertson@hotmail.co.uk

If you believe that you may have a swarm of honey bees then please take a look at our Swarm Help page.

Asian Hornet Information

You can download a very useful Asian Hornet identification guide from the National Bee Unit using this link.

Asian Hornet  Team Coordinators Map