Who are we?
St Albans & District Beekeepers Association is a charitable organisation with a mission to promote and further the craft of beekeeping in and around St Albans district. We also aim to educate members of the public about the European honey bee (Apis Mellifera) and its importance to natural and agricultural processes.
Our membership numbers approximately 150, with experience ranging from the newbie – a beekeeper in the first few years of their beekeeping career – to those who have been beekeeping for decades. We run beginners courses and have two teaching apiaries where our members can come together to learn and share their knowledge and experiences of the craft.
We host social evenings during the colder months and open meetings at our teaching apiaries during the season. We have a not-for-profit online shop available for members where various items can be purchased at the best price we can obtain. Members can also book the use of association equipment for a small fee.
We are an Affiliated Local Association of the Hertfordshire Beekeepers Association (HBKA) and the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). Further information about beekeeping, our courses and membership, and contact details can be found on the pages below.