Image of a bee hovering next to a flower collecting pollen and nectar

About Us

The group is a small charity and consists of around 150 beekeepers in a wide area around Newcastle upon Tyne, including Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, southeast Northumberland and Sunderland.

We are affiliated to the national British Beekeepers Association, which provides significant benefits including: public liability insurance cover, a monthly magazine and access to education and training.

We have a year-round monthly meeting schedule with talks, workshops, beekeeping demonstrations, public events and practical apiary training sessions during the summer months.

Our members come from all ages and walks of life, with new members always especially welcome.

We keep in touch through our member meetings, regular events, newsletter, our Facebook Group and our YouTube channel.

Association Apiary

Our Association has a training apiary in Longbenton. Practical sessions run from April to September to help demonstrate the craft of beekeeping to members.

Newcastle and District Beekeepers Association was founded in 1922. Since then, we have been a group of hobby beekeepers interested in these fascinating insects and seeking to understand them better and to support their wellbeing.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 13th August

August Monthly Meeting

starts at 19:00 Newcastle Cat and Dog shelter


Monday, 30th September

September meeting

ZOOM - link will be sent to Association members nearer the time


Tuesday, 8th October

October Monthly Meeting

starts at 19:00 Newcastle Dog and Cat shelter


Tuesday, 12th November

November Monthly Meeting

starts at 19:00 Newcastle Dog and Cat shelter