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

Our association promotes the welfare of honeybees and apiculture whilst ensuring that beekeeping is a rewarding and enjoyable experience, and to help achieve this we offer a range of benefits to members which includes monthly meetings, educational & training courses, (Please see Calendar page for 2024 dates and details), lectures, the hire and loan of equipment and a library of bee related books.  

In the summer months we have our ‘bee safaris’ where members have the opportunity to visit some of our members apiaries for what can be a rewarding, educational 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.