Northants Bee Keepers Association

Northamptonshire Beekeepers' Association (NBKA) Registered Charity No. 295593


Northants Bee Keepers Association

Copyright © NBKA 2007-2018

Northants Bee Keepers Association

A member organisation representing beekeepers in the County of Northamptonshire


Meetings are usually held on the second Saturday in the month. Unless otherwise noted in the Programme of Activities, meetings are held at Moulton Community Centre, Reedings, Off Sandy Hill Lane, Moulton, Northampton NN3 7AX. See below for map.

These regular monthly meetings also weekly meetings at the Association's apiary during the beekeeping season provide instruction and a hands on opportunity with an experienced beekeeper in attendance.

Programme of Activities

January 2019 - Saturday 12th at 2.30pm



February 2019 - Saturday 9th at 2.30pm

Skep Beekeeping – Looking to the past, looking to the future.

Chris Park


March 2019 - Saturday 16th at 2.30pm at the ABBEY CENTRE


Nutritional Requirements of Honey Bees and supplemental feeding.

Marin Anastassov


April 2019 - Saturday 6th at 2.30pm

Feast or Famine – plants for the beekeeper's garden to get the bees off to a good start.

Andy Willis


May 2019 - Thursday 9th at 7.30pm

Queen introduction and re-queening swarms.

Bob Poole, Seasonal Bee Inspector


June 2019 - Saturday 8th at 2.30pm

Frame Spacing: its importance and alternative ways to get it right

Gordon Bull

Apiary meetings at the Association Apiary, East Haddon

Members are encouraged to meet for a practical session on Sundays from May to September, including Bank Holiday weekends, from 10.30 - 12.00

Apiary Location Map and Directions

July 2019 - Saturday 13th at 2.30pm

Summer BBQ social and apiary visit.


August 2019- No Meeting


September 2019 - Saturday 14th at 2.30pm

Pollinators in Peril: a modern Environmental History of Bees in Britain.

Lauren Cox


October 2019 - Saturday 12th - 9.00am to 4.30pm

Honey Show & Association Day.

Mr Bee and The Sex Life of Plants

Celia Davis


A Scientific Approach to Honey Bee Health Improvement Using Natural Selection

Chris and Joe Ibbertson


November 2019 - Saturday 16th at 2.30pm

The Cecil Tonsley Memorial Lecture.

Barbara Dolby


December 2019 - Saturday 14th at 2.30pm

Christmas Meeting with presentation of awards.

Apiary Dates 2019

May 12, 19, 26

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28

August 4, 11, 18, 25

September 1, 8
(8th is last of season)