Welcome

We are now taking bookings for our 2022 Introduction to Beekeeping course. See our Introduction to beekeeping page for more information and the booking form.

About Shipston-on-Stour Beekeepers :

Shipston-on-Stour Beekeepers is a branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association – registered charity no. 500276 – which in turn is affiliated to The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), and is open to anyone interested in beekeeping.

Our membership consists of the complete range of beekeeping experience, from beginners through to long standing members who are full of wisdom and help!  We promote interest in beekeeping and provide ways and means of teaching the skills, knowledge and art involved in beekeeping as well as educating the wider public on all things honey bees.

Members enjoy regular monthly social meeting often with a topical talk scheduled, regular visits to member’s home apiaries, and invitations to various lectures and training programmes.

The map below shows where our members are and where we have ‘clusters’ of members – we cover quite an area:

Shipston-on-Stour Beekeepers Members 2021

As you can see we have members from Chipping Campden in the West through to some members east of Banbury who live in Northamptonshire. Our membership area includes Stretton-on-Fosse; Shipston-on-Stour (of course!); Tredington; Upper and Lower Brailes; Lower, Middle and Upper Tysoe, Hook Norton; and the Banbury area including Banbury itself, Tadmarton and Broughton. But if you live anywhere on the map above we would welcome you to Shipston Beekeepers.

Interested in joining us or want to know a bit more?

To find out a bit more about us please visit our About Us page. You will see what we are doing from our News items and our diary of events can be found in our Events Calendar.

A membership application form can be found on our Join Us page

Asian Hornet:

The Asian hornet arrived in France in 2004 and is now common across large areas of Europe posing a severe hazard for honey bees and other pollinating insects. Several sightings of this predatory insect have been made in recent years in the Midlands, the South and the West of England.

So far the The National Bee Unit and the teams of Bee Inspectors have managed to prevent it becoming established in the UK.

It is imperative that every effort is made to prevent the intrusion of the Asian Hornet into this country. For detailed information please see our Asian Hornet page.