RDBKA is an association for people who keep bees and for others interested in the craft within an area around Richmond town, from Masham to Barnard Castle.
It has been in existence since 1936 and is affiliated to the Yorkshire Beekeepers' Association and the British Beekeepers' Association. It has a membership of over 80, who range from novice to expert.
It holds regular meetings outdoors during the Spring and Summer, at members' apiaries on Sunday afternoons. Winter meetings are held on a Monday evening in Catterick, which provide opportunities to learn from talks, demonstrations and discussing the year with fellow members. It runs beginners' courses every year, and it also assists members in taking BBKA qualifications in beekeeping.
The season kicks off with an 'Introduction to Beekeeping' weekend course on 27/28th May at Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve, Catterick Garrison. Places are limited but if you would like to attend or to become a member of the Association please contact RDBKA Secretary via the website www.richmondbeekeepers.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you.