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 

Do you have a swarm to report? Don't panic! Click here

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

Click here to learn more and sign up

  • Asian hornet FAQ page at BBKA website

  • 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



  • 2022 Beginners Course.                              

  • Weekend May 7th/8th.    

  • Venue. Kingswood, Dearne Valley, Denaby Main, Doncaster DN12 4EA and Association Apiary at Thrybergh Country Park. S65 4NU.

  • Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10.30am - 4pm.

  • Tea and Coffee provided.

  • Use contact page to get in  touch if you are interested in attending.