Bristol Beekeepers

About us

Welcome to the Bristol Beekeepers website. Please have a browse around the site, look at the pollen guide, have a look at our downloads section and check our events calendar.

Bristol Beekeepers runs a full programme of social and educational events. Many events are open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike as well as members of other clubs or associations.

Bristol Beekeepers has an excellent apiary where members can practice the craft of beekeeping with the support of an experienced beekeeper with full protective kit being provided.

Bristol Beekeepers run short courses and demonstrations of bees and beecraft throughout the year. For further information about courses see the Beginners section. There is also information on keeping bees on allotments which can be downloaded from the useful information page.

Introduction to beekeeping

This course is now full and now closed to new enquiries.

If you would like to find out more about Bristol Beekeepers please email

Asian Hornet or not?

The Asian Hornet (vespa velutina nigrithorax) presents a risk to beekeepers across Europe. Do you know what they look like? How are they different to the European Hornet?

If you would like more information visit the Asian Hornet Action Team website or download their Asian Hornet identification PDF.

Find a Swarm Collector

Asian Hornet - Have you seen me?

Bee covered with pollen