Welcome to Lancaster Bee Keepers

Lancaster Beekeepers is friendly and growing group of hobbyist beekeepers who meet regularly throughout the year to share experiences and develop their beekeeping skills. Membership currently exceeds 140 members.

The Club offers all newcomers a comprehensive training package to ensure that they become competent beekeepers. Throughout the year, we hold a diverse range of talks and workshops, on a wide range of topics suitable for people new to beekeeping, those just interested in beekeeping and more experienced beekeepers. We also have a number of social events, where there is the opportunity for exchange of experiences with the highs and lows of beekeeping. Some events are held at members’ apiaries and practical demonstrations are held at the Club’s apiary.

The benefits of membership do not end here. Experienced Club members are always available to provide guidance and practical assistance when necessary. Club membership also includes public liability insurance, bee disease insurance, the six times yearly magazine of the British Beekeepers’ Association and invitations to the shows and conventions of other beekeeping clubs in the region. The Club also provides a monthly newsletter which is available on this website.


Chairman: Dr Fred Ayres, 01524 811978, fred@al-consulting.co.uk

Secretary: Pip Merriman, 07870 789108, pipjmerriman@me.com

Membership Officer: Joy Greenwood, 01524 32816, joygreenwood25@yahoo.co.uk

Breaking News – Course Prices!

The “Introduction to Basic Beekeeping” and the “Basic Beekeeping Competencies” 2016 training course prices have been kept to the 2015 prices. That is £60 and £180 respectively.

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Introduction to Basic Beekeeping, Saturday 12th March 2016

Truckhaven Conference Centre, Carnforth, 9-30am to 4-00pm

If you have ever thought of owning a colony of honey bees but have been deterred by not knowing exactly what is involved, or are simply curious, then this course is for you!

Cost: £60 including lunch, refreshments & course notes.


For further information contact: Fred Ayres, 01524 811978 or email: bees@al-consulting.co.uk


A Lesson In Beekeeping – BBC North West Tonight

Events, Courses & Meetings 2016

Click here for information on our events, training courses & meetings taking place through 2016.

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