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What we do

SBKA supports, promotes and teaches

beekeeping in the Stroud area. Whether you have bees,
are thinking of keeping bees, young or old, we offer activities and training
that will suit your needs.


In the winter we have Branch Meetings, usually at St Dominic's School. In the summer our activities are centred at our well equipped Apiary in South Woodchester.


SBKA runs a range of  training courses for beekeepers.

Joining Stroud Beekeepers' Association gives you:


  • Contact with other local beekeepers

  • Involvement in training activities run by SBKA

  • Access to expert training & advice at the branch apiary

  • Free insurance for up to three hives

  • Membership of the British Beekeepers' Association
    (BBKA), which includes BBKA Monthly News

  • Membership of the Gloucestershire Beekeepers'
    Association (GBKA).


More details are on the Membership page.




Latest News 

Meetings cancelled

Branch and apiary meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

Latest newsletter

The SBKA newsletter is here.

Complete set of beekeeping stuff

If you are just starting beekeeping, you can buy a complete set up. See Sales / Wanted / Exchange page for details.

Asian Hornet Alert
Have you seen an Asian Hornet?

The invasion of the Asian Hornet poses a real threat to British bees. You can see what hornets look like here. If you think you have seen an Asian hornet please email us.

Comments or suggestions for the website contact John Willoughby

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