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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, 12th December

December meeting and social


Tuesday, 9th January

January meeting


Tuesday, 13th February

February meeting


Sunday, 18th February

Beekeeping taster session

3 hours