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.
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 2016.
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.