This site is addressed to non-beekeepers seeking information and advice as well as
to those considering the merits of beekeeping and to those who are already established
A warm invitation is extended to all those living within the county or nearby, who
have an interest in beekeeping, to become members of the Association.
The Northamptonshire Beekeepers' Association (NBKA), founded in 1882, to serve the
needs of beekeepers in the county, was granted UK registered charity status in 1987
with the object of advancing the education of the public in Apiculture in the County
Beekeeping provides a never ending source of enjoyment and interest to the increasing
number of people, of all ages and gender - who are taking it up as a subsidiary source
of income or as a self financing hobby. Whichever the motive the Association exists
to promote and advance the craft of beekeeping in the county of Northamptonshire.
The Association is a member of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) and the
Midland & South Western Counties Convention of Beekeepers (MSWCC).
Guest visits to meetings are encouraged and the events calendar will be of interest.
How doth the little bee improve Each shining hour And gather honey all the day From
every opening flower.
How skilfully she builds her cell; How neat she spreads the wax
! And labours hard to store it well With the sweet food she makes.
Isaac Watts 1674-1748
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION
Welcome to the Northamptonshire Beekeepers’ Association (NBKA) website
We hope you will find your visit to be both informative and enjoyable.