Welcome to RBKA
We are a friendly and supportive group of hobbyist beekeepers based in and around Rotherham, South Yorkshire
We would like to invite anybody interested in Beekeeping to come along to one of our meetings and see what beekeeping is all about. We also run a beginner's course each year for aspiring beekeepers
On this website you will find a variety of resources for beekeepers, news and information about upcoming local beekeeping events and association meetings
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Why Join RBKA?
There are many benefits of becoming a RBKA member, including:
Third party and public liability insurance through BBKA
Monthly meetings and talks through the winter months
Free support, advice and guidance
Association discounts with certain retailers
Training in all aspects of beekeeping
Make friends and collaborate with other local beekeepers
Want to know more about beekeeping before becoming a member?
Bee Improvement and Bee Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) have e-learning videos aimed at giving an insight into the demands of beekeeping.
As an affiliate of both the British Beekeepers Association and Yorkshire Beekeepers Association, Rotherham Beekeepers Association discourages the importation of both honey bee queens and colonies from outside the UK.
Did you know - there's an app you can download on your phone for reporting suspected Asian Hornet sightings and ensuring details get to the NBU quickly; search for 'Asian Hornet Watch' in the Android or Apple app store