Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association

GBKA is a registered charity with the principal objective of promoting and furthering the craft of beekeeping. GBKA has been doing this for over 100 years and has members from all over Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties.

GBKA is a member organisation of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), the national organisation that provides a wide range of services to beekeepers including insurance, information, newsletters, examination programmes and legal advice.

The seven Branches of GBKA support beekeepers in their area and run their own programmes of meetings, talks, and training sessions. GBKA members can attend the meetings of any Branch.

Lastest News


January 2020

Wed, 8th7pmDean Forest. Staunton Village Hall. Coleford. GL16 8NX
Getting the best out of your nucleus hives. Jim Vivian-Griffiths
Fri, 10th7:30Uckington Village Hall. Cheltenham. GL51 9SR.
Introduction to Apitherapy. Chris Parks.
Thu, 30th7:30Newent community school. Watery lane. GL18 1QF.
Beekeepers question time.
Panel: Norman Roper, Marin Anastasov and Colin Pavey

February 2020

Thu, 6th7pmDean Forest. Staunton Village Hall. Coleford. GL16 8NX
The worker bee and how she is designed for her role. Anne Rowberry
Fri, 14th7:30Uckington Village Hall. Cheltenham. GL51 9SR.
NUC IT. Celia Davis.
County AGM

March 2020

Fri, 13th7:30Uckington Village Hall. Cheltenham. GL51 9SR.
Twelve months of forage. Andy Willis.
Sat, 14thAll DayStoneleigh
Bee Tradex
Sat, 28thAll DayBuilth Wells
Welsh Beekeepers Association Spring Convention

April 2020

Fri, 3rd – Sun, 5thAll DayHarper Adams University. TF10 8NB
British Beekeepers Association Spring Convention
Fri, 10th7:30Uckington Village Hall. Cheltenham. GL51 9SR.
Queen finding, handling and introduction. Marin Anastasov

May 2020

Fri, 8th7:30Uckington Village Hall. Cheltenham. GL51 9SR.
Fun with pollen traps. Bob Smith.
Sat, 16thAll DayRoyal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS
Gloucestershire Beekeepers Association Auction

June 2020

Fri, 12th – Sun, 14thAll dayMalvern 3 counties show ground. WR13 6NW
Three Counties Show – Bees & Honey

September 2020

Thu, 10th 7:30pm Dean Forest – Zoom meeting (contact DFBKA for details)
Understanding the evolution of natural Varroa tolerance mechanisms in various
beekeeping populations – Professor Stephen Martin

November 2020

Fri, 13th7:00Uckington Village Hall. Cheltenham. GL51 9SR.
Arnia hive monitoring. Eat natural.