There are a great many Beekeeping Associations in the UK and Ireland. Some have websites, but many still don't. The maintenance and updating of many is excellent, but some are poor. Whilst writing this I have seen BKA websites with meeting information that is several years out of date!
There is often useful material on websites, some hidden away in old newsletters, "hints and tips", etc. It is always worth having a good old rummage.
The links on this page may expire without notice, as the responsibility for a BKA website may change. Very often an enthusiastic new beekeeper sets up a website, then moves away, or gives up beekeeping and nobody else takes over. This is a pity, but is unfortunately part of beekeeping.
We must always remember that much of the work of a local BKA is done by volunteers and they have other things to do - families, work, beekeeping, etc.
I apologise for any broken links and would request an update, so that I may keep this page as a resource rather than a graveyard. I don't wish to cause unrest in local BKAs, but if your BKA link is broken it is not giving a good impression.
If you have the URL of a website run by or on behalf of a beekeeping association in Great Britain or Ireland send it to me via Email and I will add it into this page. The polite thing to do is to have a reciprocal aggreement so this website link is on yours, so please speak to your webmaster.
National organisations are in the left hand column, local or county BKAs are in the right. Branches or divisions are immediately under the county they are associated with. They are not in any particular order at the moment, but will be reorganised later.