The Darlington Beekeepers Association is a forum for Apiarists who all share an interest in the honeybee and the production of home produced honey. We are affiliated to the YBKA and BBKA. During the summer, meetings are held at our Denes Apiary : Brinkburn Dene on every Monday evening (6.30pm) where apart from increasing our knowledge of beekeeping we also enjoy the company of people who share the same interest. Our “Club Night” is usually on a Tuesday evening between 6.30 and 8pm at the Denes when anyone can come along and join in with whatever activity suits them - be it BEES or HORTICULTURE (helping to develop the wild flower meadow and landscaping). In the winter months (September to April), meetings are held in Brafferton Village Hall (DL1 3LB) usually on the 1st Thursday of each month, where speakers with a knowledge of beekeeping and its associated crafts are invited to address the Association.
Benefits of becoming a member of the Darlington Beekeepers Association:
We promote the craft of beekeeping and honey production by arranging lectures and demonstrations.
Enjoy the friendship of other beekeepers at indoor meetings and at Apiary meetings.
Practical help for beginners and others is always available.
Take advantage of our bulk buying and get a discount on your beekeeping equipment purchases.
Regular Newsletters and Information leaflets.
Receive information and advice leaflets and other literature, and have access to our Library.
Arrange for members to receive courses of tuition leading to the examinations of the British Beekeepers Association.
Provide professional diagnostic facilities in case of bee disease.
Opportunity to take part in the annual Honey Shows
Work with other local Beekeepers Associations, the British Beekeepers Association, and to take part in their activities.
Public liability insurance for all members - value £5 million
Membership of B.D.I.