Isle of Wight Beekeepers Association
Bee on flower

The IWBKA aim is to further the craft of beekeeping, encourage education in all aspects of beekeeping and protect the interests of Island beekeepers.

The Association's activities are supported primarily by the amazing efforts of its volunteers, as well as membership fees. The volunteers take time from their often busy personal lives in order to help to maintain the Assocation, despite being under no obligation to do so.

We welcome new members and information on the benefits of membership can be found on the Membership Benefits page. We hold a regular programme of practical meetings at apiaries during the beekeeping season, while winter meetings are of an educational nature. The association also arranges and sponsor events and seminars throughout the year. Join us!

We offer help to the public and other institutions in the control and collection of swarms of bees. For details of bee identification (and other flying insects) and contact numbers for swarm collectors see our Swarm Help page.

We also offer beginners beekeepers theory course. If interested, please contact Carol Bradshaw on, or call on 07748 886246 for more information. The next course is scheduled for February 2024. Enrolments must be done prior to the end of December.

Sift through the calendar below to find out when our meetings and events are happening.

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