As a group Great Witley Beekeepers Association (GWBKA) has been established for more than ten years and with over fifty members, ranging from new to very experienced, we have an invaluable wealth of knowledge which we are happy to share with new members who are considering beekeeping.

Our association promotes the welfare of honeybees and apiculture whilst ensuring that beekeeping is a rewarding and enjoyable experience.   To help achieve that we offer a range of benefits to members which includes monthly meetings, educational courses and lectures, the hire and loan of equipment and our ‘bee safaris’ where members have the opportunity to visit some of our members’ apiaries for what can be a rewarding and enjoyable day.

We appreciate that, whilst not difficult, beekeeping can be a daunting experience – but for those considering it we are able to offer advice on the various hives currently available, the basic equipment you will need as well as being able to answer any other questions you may have.

The association also offers swarm collections and, dependent on availability, may be able to assist members with the supply of bees.

Membership also includes membership of the British Beekeepers Association which in turn allows member to make use of the BBKA insurance policy offered to all members.