Welcome to the Malvern and Upton Beekeepers Association. We are a branch of the Worcestershire Beekeeping Association, which in turn is an area association of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). We are an active group with members who live in Malvern; Upton upon Severn and the surrounding area. Our membership ranges from beginners to individuals for whom beekeeping has been a lifetime's hobby.
The purpose of the group is to promote responsible beekeeping, share experiences and best practice and provide talks / demonstrations to groups. We can also help landowners who would like bees on their land.
We have an active social calendar for those who want to participate, this includes several different courses, summer evening sessions in our teaching apiary and member's apiaries and our annual honey show.
If you live in or near Malvern or Upton upon Severn. Worcestershire, and have an interest in beekeeping then click here to contact us and we will help you.
If you are interested in Bee Keeping, but don't want Bees until you are confident with handling and have space and equipment, here's an idea ...
Join MUBK as an Associate Member - it's only £15 for a year and it means you can come along to the practical sessions every Thursday evening for the whole summer and have a go with other beginners at handling bees. In addition, you can attend all or qany of the variousa functions we hold. During winter months we hold a theory training course which you could join to help you understand bees even further. The truth is though, all the time you keep bees, you keep learning - as many of our experienced beekeeperswill tell you - so you might as well give it a go. Its only about the same price as a decent bottle of wine!
The evening sessions carry on through the summer right through to September, and are an important part of the training course - thought to be one of the best run in the West Midlands. Having hands-on experience before you get your own bees is very important and makes sure you are capable of dealing with the different situations you can find inside a hive.
These classes are mostly held in Twyning at the Branch Training Apiary, and details can be found on the Branch Calendar, by logging in to the site.
If you haven't been able to come to the first one, do please come to the following ones - Beginners, Improvers or seasoned Beekeepers all welcome.