Association Library Books

There is a list of Association Library Books in the Member’s Area.

These are free to borrow for Association Members.

The Library contains the following sections:

Encyclopaedias Beekeeping manuals post-1970
Beekeeping Manuals pre-1970 Breeding
Swarming Bee Diseases
Medical Aspects Plants for Bees
Legal Aspects Hive Design
Teaching Beekeeping History
Queen Introduction Products from the Hive
Honey Honey Shows
Honey Recipes Mead
Pollen Wax
Propolis Insects
Bees Bumblebees
Honeybees Behaviour of Honeybees
Anatomy of Honeybees

Beekeeping Courses, Winter 2018-19

This series of talks is aimed at new or would be beekeepers and will cover the basics of the craft in 6 theory sessions. These evening meetings will usually be a talk supported by a presentation, demonstrations of equipment or examples of colony manipulations. These sessions will be lead by an experienced beekeeper.

Meetings will be on the first Wednesday of the month from October to April with no meeting in January.

Meetings will be at The Woodmansey Village Hall, Long Lane, Woodmansey. HU17 0RN 7.30 to 9.30pm

Dates: October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th, February 6th, March 6th and April 3rd.

The topics covered will include:

Starting out in beekeeping, basic equipment, the natural history of the honey bee and record keeping, bee health and common diseases, swarm management and tasks through the year.

Refreshments will be available and there will be plenty of opportunity to talk to other beekeepers.

£45 for members of Beverley Beekeepers, £50 for non members
To book a place please contact Stewart Beckett

In addition Beverley Beekeepers has a full programme of Winter Meetings on various topics related to beekeeping to which all members are invited. These are held in Cottingham. Details will be available on the website.

Practical Beekeeping Courses, Spring & Summer 2019

Practical Beekeeping Courses in 2019 – Taster, Six-week course, Mentoring 

Would you like to learn how to keep bees in your garden or on your allotment? Beverley Beekeepers hold courses to teach you do just this.

Our six-week course will start on Thursday May 30 at 18.30 and continue each Thursday until July 4. It will be held at our Beverley apiary and cost £60 to non-members. This is a practical beekeeping course and will cover the basics of beekeeping. Full protective clothing will be provided as well as course notes. Each session will last about two hours.

Not sure beekeeping is for you? For anyone who thinks they may be interested in beekeeping but would like the opportunity to see inside a beehive just to make sure, we are planning a Taster Session on Saturday May 11, starting at 10.30 at our Beverley apiary. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask our trainers on all aspects of beekeeping. The session should last between one and two hours. Cost is £10. Protective clothing will be provided. If, after this, you are keen to pursue beekeeping you can then book the six-week course.

If you would like to book a place on the six-week course, the taster session or both, please contact Stewart Beckett at