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Upcoming Events


Practical Beekeeping Course 'part of our 12-week course'

A hands on course for beginners contact Caroline Beardsmore for details

From 7:30pm

At Walton Apiary North Kilworth


Asian Hornet Action Team Meeting - 1900 Friday 26th July, Seagrave Memorial Hall

Asian Hornet Action Team Meeting - 1900 Friday 26th July, Seagrave Memorial Hall

From 1900 until 2100

At Seagrave Memorial Hall


Coalville Bee Social

Coalville Bee Social, join local beekeepers for informal chat about bees. Turn up when you like, buy yourself a drink and make new beekeeping friends. Open to newbies and experienced beekeepers to share tips and stories. Please contact the LRBKA secretary for more details.

From 7.00pm until 9.00pm

At Birch Tree Pub


Billesdon Bee Social

From 7.30pm until 9.00pm

At The Queens Head


Bee Taster Day

Bee Keeping Taster Session at our Brooksby Training Apiary

From 10.00 until 14.30

At Brooksby Training Apiary


Leicestershire and Rutland Beekeepers Association (LRBKA) is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), founded in 1882. Currently our membership is around 300 beekeepers mostly located within the two English counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. The Association has three teaching apiaries of its own in different corners of Leicestershire (one of which incorporates a lecture facility) and is one of the best-equipped in the UK offering training and support to old and new beekeepers alike. 

If you are considering starting beekeeping or are an experienced beekeeper, you are most welcome to join the LRBKA. The new beekeeper can expect support and training whilst the more experienced beekeeper can enjoy the company of other beekeepers and keep up to date with all that’s happening in the local bee world.

Ever wanted bees of your own? Learn more about this amazing hobby and how to become a bee-keeper.

Our famous Bee Tent, observation hive or speaker could be at your event!

Read more about the benefits of your membership.