The Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA) is the national support organisation for beekeepers in Wales. It is a registered charity (number 509929) managed by a board of trustees supported by various officers, all of whom are volunteers.

Founded in 1943, WBKA is the umbrella organisation for 19 local associations across Wales. Representatives of these 19 associations, and specialist members, form the WBKA Council which meets three times a year.

The WBKA works to support its member associations, specialist and individual members by:

developing co-operation amongst beekeepers and other bodies, including Welsh Government and other national associations and bodies

improving the standard of bee husbandry by supporting the beekeeping education system in the UK.

We hope our website gives you an insight into the ways in which we support the objects of the WBKA as set out in our Constitution – the encouragement, improvement, advancement and promotion of beekeeping to provide a benefit to the public and the environment throughout Wales.

Cymdeithas Gwenynwyr Cymru (CGC/Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA)) yw’r mudiad cefnogi cenedlaethol i wenynwyr yng Nghymru. Mae’n elusen gofrestredig (rhif 509929) wedi’i rheoli gan fwrdd o ymddiriedolwyr sy’n cael cefnogaeth swyddogion amrywiol, pob un yn wirfoddolwyr. 

Sefydlwyd CGC yn 1943 ac mae’n fudiad ambarél i 19 o gymdeithasau lleol ledled Cymru. Mae cynrychiolwyr y 19 cymdeithas hyn, ac aelodau arbenigol, yn ffurfio Cyngor CGC sy’n cwrdd dair gwaith y flwyddyn.

Mae CGC yn gweithio i gefnogi ei haelod-gymdeithasau, ei haelodau arbenigol ac unigol drwy: –

ddatblygu cydweithio rhwng gwenynwyr a chyrff eraill, gan gynnwys Llywodraeth Cymru a chymdeithasau a chyrff cenedlaethol eraillgwella safon cadw gwenyn drwy gefnogi’r system addysg wenyna yn y DU.

Gobeithio bod ein gwefan yn help i chi ddeall sut rydyn ni’n cefnogi amcanion CGC sydd yn ein Cyfansoddiad – annog, gwella, hybu a hyrwyddo gwenyna er mwyn budd y cyhoedd a’r amgylchedd ledled Cymru.

 Once again the WBKA will have a stand at the RWAS 24th to 27th July.  

Come along to chat to other members of the Organization in the South Glamorgan Hall near the Welsh Honey Show.

WBKA Webinars

Currently we are are arranging at least one webinar each month. Our webinars are free and open to all.

Join us for a webinar on Thursday 21st September 2023 at 7.30 – 9.00 PM BST .

Esther Ross – The Evolution of an Association 

Esther has been a member of Belfast and District Beekeepers’ Association for over 20 years. She has fulfilled many roles within the Association including Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and Education Officer. At UBKA level, she has served on the Education Team for over 10 years bringing with her many years of experience as a teacher and as a teacher trainer in the Curriculum and Advisory Service of the former Southern Education and Library Board.

Esther personally maintains approximately 12 hives, co-ordinates the teaching of Introduction and Proficiency courses within Belfast, is an active member of the Belfast Apiary Maintenance Team and the Belfast Queen Rearing Group. She has been a part of the development of the Belfast Association from approximately 30 members in 1999 to almost 270 members in 2022, embracing the expertise and challenges that a growing club presents.

Esther’s talk will be a reflection on the growth and development of the Belfast and District Beekeepers’ Association over the last 20 years. There will be an exploration of: –

• the core commitments of the association

• the development of skills and expertise

• beekeeper education

• the improvements in club activities over the years and

• the use of technology to address the challenges of growing from a membership of approximately 35 to an association with approximately 260 members.

You will receive a confirmation email upon registration


Watch the latest Video from Anaphylaxis UK on Bee and Wasp stings.

Apiary and Brood Inspections

Three videos by Regional Bee Inspector Frank Gellatly, Gwenyn Gruffydd and Black Mountain Honey.

Frank Gellatly, Regional Bee Inspector for Wales has joined with Gwenyn Gruffydd and Black Mountain Honey to produce three useful and interesting YouTube videos. We thank Frank and both of these businesses for granting us permission to share the links to these very informative videos.

(Please note that the WBKA do not endorse any particular products or suppliers mentioned in these videos, or in any of the advertisements which appear via YouTube).

Click on the videos to view.

The Healthy Bees Plan 2030

has recently been published by DEFRA to cover Wales and England for the next 10 years. 

The Plan is available below.

The Asian Hornet in the UK

The scientific journal Nature has published a detailed report on the sightings of Asian Hornets in the UK from 2016 to 2019 and the follow-up investigations. You can read it below.

Ulster BKA Webinars
Jan 2022

Members may be interested in the Ulster Beekeepers’ Association flyer of webinars starting in January 2022. Registration details are below.

Scottish BKA Webinars
2021 -2022

Here are some past webinars from the Scottish Beekeepers Association  that you might find interesting.

Click on the button below.


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