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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


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.

Bee Imports
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.

  • 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


Healthy Bees Academy
Want to learn more about bees via an online learning portal?
Sign up to the new courses developed by NDB holder and Master Beekeeper, Lynfa Davies here..

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