The Huntingdonshire Beekeepers’ Association (HBKA)has been in existence for over 130 years, having been formed in 1882.
Presently we have a little over 100 members of whom over 80 own hives and look after honey bee colonies.
We draw members from an area based on old Huntingdonshire County boundaries so we range from Ramsey / Manea to the Staughtons. Our ‘area’ overlaps with CBKA and PBKA so we keep close contact with both to co-operate as and when we can.
We are no longer affiliated to BBKA so our annual subscriptions can remain at £20 but continues to include 3rd party and hive insurance. We can also offer an Associate Membership at £10 for those without Honey Bees but just want to attend our Events or support the HBKA Association and its work.
We do not have charity status, we are self-governing and do not have any financial support other than occasional grants and members contributions.
What We Can Offer
We don’t have an office or HQ so we use the apiary at Hinchingbrooke Country Park as our main meeting point and hold our events in the Country Park Countryside Centre.
The association apiary has 16 colonies in a variety of hive types – there is a large gallery that allows the public to see the bees from behind a glass wall. You will find a beekeeper available to answer your questions most Sunday afternoons between April and September. We also open during the week for school parties. Visit the Association Apiary in Hinchingbrooke Country Park Huntingdon – Tel 01480 388666.
Services To You
A Swarm of Honey Bees can be quite frightening. Most of the time they are quite harmless and just looking for a new home.
Don’t worry click here to locate one of Swarm Collectors near you and they will come and collect.
So you know, we do not collect Wasps, Bumblebee, Solitary bees, Hornet & Honey Bees which are nesting in dangerous locations, roof cavities, chimneys, wall cavities etc.
Found a Swarm
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The HBKA has many events throughout the year so keep checking back
Many of our members sell their honey all over, click here for locations
Facts, fun and information on how to become a beekeeper
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