Welcome to Wakefield and Pontefract Beekeepers association.

“The Committee met this week to discuss the winter meeting program.  
Due to the current Covid situation there remains concerns regarding face to face meetings in the immediate future and we are currently unable to commit to a full winter program at this moment in time.  We will monitor the situation and keep people updated through this web page.
The September meeting will be replaced with a social event and BBQ on Saturday 18 September at 2pm.
Walton Golf Driving RangeCommon LaneWaltonWF2 6PSThe association will fund the BBQ (hot dogs/burgers,& Teas/Coffees) for members with a nominal fee of £2.50 for non members.
If you have any dietary requirements could you please let us know.

So we can cater for everyone could you please confirm your attendance by 15 September. 2021 by contacting sec@wpbka.org.uk
It will be great to meet everyone again and please give us your views on what events we can hold during the winter months.

The October AGM will be held virtually via Zoom.  Details to be confirmed”.

The aim of the association is to offer help and support to our members, promote the craft of Beekeeping to advance and educate the public in the importance of Honeybees to the environment…..

The Wakefield & Pontefract Beekeepers Association is a well established thriving organisation where the beginner and the expert can always learn something new. During the summer we have visits to our members own apiaries, and have practical demonstrations of swarm control, queen breeding, disease control and hive hygiene. We host our own association Honey Show at The Emley Show with a novice class, members and open sections. All our members are encouraged to enter their produce not just honey, we also have wax product, mead and cake classes.

The association has a library which is available to all WPBKA members, books are on a short term loan basis and can be picked up at winter meetings no charge is made for this service.


General enquires


Chair Richard Ibbotson chair@wpbka.org.uk

Secretary Mark Millard


Details on Winter meetings to be available soon