Welcome to Halifax and District Beekeepers

in affiliation with Yorkshire Beekeepers Association, YBKA

and The British Beekeepers Association, BBKA

If you live in Calderdale and you are interested in keeping bees, producing honey, harvesting beeswax, visiting local apiaries or attending beekeeping events, then this is the place for you.

The Halifax and District Beekeepers Association (HBKA) is one of the 22 local associations which make up the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association (YBKA).

We are based in Halifax, West Yorkshire and we serve the beekeepers in the Calder valley all the way from Todmorden to Brighouse.

We arrange a series of talks over the winter period, and in the summer we arrange various apiary visits as well as representing the association at the Halifax Agricultural Show and other summer events.

Training and Support

The association runs a training course for beginners in the spring each year and this is supplemented by ongoing support and mentoring to give new beekeepers the best possible start.

In addition to the basic training, various workshops and events are organised to help beekeepers of every level prepare for the many formal qualifications which are developed and administered by the British Beekeeping Association.

For further advice and information, please visit BeeBase, the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) National Bee Unit website.


Halifax Asian Hornet Update March 2019

March 5th, 2019|

The first Asian Hornet of 2019 has been discovered hibernating in hessian sacking in a Jersey boat yard. The Asian hornet is already established and a cause for concern in Jersey with 17 nests found [...]

Keeping Bees

February 17th, 2019|

Many of us quite fancy the idea of keeping bees but because it appears so daunting, very few of us actually do anything about it. So join us, learn the basic skills and [...]

Asian Hornet February 2019

February 17th, 2019|

This month we had a very informative talk by Kirsty Stainton on ‘The Asian Hornet lifecycle, reproduction and nesting sites and how to protect our bees’. It was very well attended but the inevitability of [...]


Honey Extraction

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


October 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Beginners and Mentors Review

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm