BeeKeeping in Melksham, Wiltshire, UK

“The Wiltshire Bee and Honey Day” incorporating the County Honey Show is on Saturday, 6 October 2018, at the Corn Exchange, The Market Place, Devizes.  SN10 1HS  - SATNAV Grid Ref: SU003614
A fantastic day for people thinking about taking up beekeeping as well as old hands, who want to learn a whole lot more.
Find out more here:  https://sites.google.com/site/wiltshirebka/2013-wilts-beekeepers-day-and-honey-show
County Honey Show, Lectures, Honey & Wax Products, Bee Books & Equipment, Bee Friendly Plants.
Lectures include:

  • "Wot a whoppa" experience of a double brood system on 14x12 .
  • So you want to keep bees? An introduction to beekeeping as a hobby.
  • Sex, drugs and ecosystem services – how flowers attract bees.
  • Really getting to grips with swarm control.

The primary objective of the "Melksham & District Beekeepers Association" (MBKA) is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping, whilst representing the interests of Melksham Beekeepers in the local area.  If you would like to join Melksham Beekeepers, then please click these links for information:  Membership MBKA and Memebership Form.
We are affiliated to both the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association (WBKA) and the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) representing members at county, regional and national levels.  
Historical information suggests that our Melksham Beekeepers Branch was first established around the end of the 2nd World War and at present has over a 100 members from all walks of life.
The MBKA offers many benefits to both the experienced beekeeper and the complete novice to include bee courses, particularly our annual course for beginners, which provides the basics for becoming a beekeeper.  Full details of the MBKA Beekeeping Course 2018.

A large number of our members of Melksham Beekeepers have many years of practical beekeeping experience and this valuable resource is freely available to new beekeepers.
We hold 11 monthly informal Club meetings with interesting and informative talks, demonstrations and presentations at Broughton Gifford Village Hall, Broughton Gifford, Melksham, Wilts, SN12 8PJ.
Our MBKA Club meetings are held on the last Monday evening of the month starting 7:30 pm (except Bank Holidays), when the meeting is brought forward a week.