Report a Swarm
To report a swarm of honeybees, please click on the button below, which will take you to the BBKA website where you can find beekeepers close to you who are willing to collect swarms.
Along with people across the world, we’re watching the COVID-19 situation as it evolves. Each day brings new developments, but our top priority is the health and well-being of our members, your families, everyone we work with and our bees.
- Can we carry on beekeeping? Yes! Here's the official guidance from the National Bee Unit issued on 25.3.20: COVID-19 and Beekeeping Update
- SBKA has signed up to the webinar platform Zoom to bring speakers direct to members' homes. We will invite members by email to sign up on an event by event basis.
- STOP PRESS! Dr Jamie Ellis will deliver the next in our series of live and interactive webinars on June 11. Professor Ellis, a honeybee scientist at the University of Florida, will explore the mating biology of the honeybee. An invitation to register for the webinar has been sent out by eR2.
- Taunton & District Division has cancelled the bee health day due to be held on July 25
- The Royal Bath & West Show has been cancelled.
- Taunton Flower Show on August 7 & 8 has been cancelled which means that the County Honey Show, held at the Flower Show, has been cancelled, too.
Asian (YELLOW LEGGED) HornetS (Vespa velutina nigrithorax)
Asian hornets are a major threat to our honeybees and other pollinators. But we can stop them getting a foothold in the county. Click here to find out how you can help.
Join the SBKA
Primarily we exist for the benefit of our members and provide a wide range of activities and services aimed at active beekeepers and those with an interest in honeybees and apiculture.
Enjoy practical training and education courses, talks and lectures, expertise and encouragement, insurance and much, much more!
Local beekeepers produce local honey! It’s usually raw (untreated), contains local pollen and is additive-free. Honey is reputed to have a variety of health benefits and medical uses – and it tastes good, too!
Local honey is available at many independent retailers as well as at our Honey Shows.
The best way to find someone to help with a swarm is to click the link below, which will take you to the British Beekeepers’ Association website, where you can find your nearest swarm collector.
Honeybees and other pollinators are having a tough time because of pests and diseases, loss of habitat and pesticides. One of our key roles is to help our members keep healthy and strong colonies.
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