Who we are
Lancaster Beekeepers is friendly and growing group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly throughout the year to share experiences and develop their beekeeping skills. Membership currently exceeds 140 members.
The Club offers all newcomers a comprehensive training package to ensure that they become competent beekeepers. Throughout the year, we hold a diverse range of talks and workshops, on a wide range of topics suitable for people new to beekeeping, those just interested in beekeeping and more experienced beekeepers. We also have a number of social events, where there is the opportunity for exchange of experiences with the highs and lows of beekeeping. Some events are held at members' apiaries and practical demonstrations are held at the Club’s apiary.
The benefits of membership do not end here. Experienced Club members are always available to provide guidance and practical assistance when necessary. Club membership also includes public liability insurance, bee disease insurance, the six times yearly magazine of the British Beekeepers' Association and invitations to the shows and conventions of other beekeeping clubs in the region. The Club also provides a monthly newsletter which is available on this website.
Tuesday 17th February, 7.30 pm. Film: "More than Honey" Hala Carr. Members only.
Saturday March 21st, 2 pm. Annual General Meeting at St Paul's Parish Hall. The speaker will be Phil Chandler (Barefoot Beekeeper) talking about Sustainable Beekeeping, followed by tea and cakes as well AGM business.
Thursday April 16th (evening):
Professor Keith Delaplane (Prof. of Entomology at Louisiana State University, USA). Lancaster House Hotel
OPEN TRAINING COURSES for 2015
Introduction to basic beekeeping, Truckhaven: SATURDAY, 14TH MARCH 2015
Basic Beekeeping Competencies. A four-week practical course at the club apiary, Yealand Conyers.
Commencing Saturday 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd May 2015
For further information go to Courses page