• We will soon be listing contact details of local beekeepers from whom you can buy honey. Will be indexed by postcode. WATCH THIS SPACE!!! 
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  • Please visit the MEMBERSHIP page for details of how to join W&PBKA

Wakefield & Pontefract
Beekeepers Association


Our association has been promoting and educating beekeepers since 1928 and we work hard to live up to that long tradition. We cover a large area in the heart of West Yorkshire from west of Wakefield to east of Pontefract, with approximately 50 members ranging from hobbyists with just one or two hives to commercial honey producers.


We give a warm welcome to newcomers and anyone interested to find out more about bees, offering beginners’ training sessions and mentors with our more senior members always available at the end of the phone to offer help.

Wakefield & Pontefract Beekeepers Training Apiary


Street Address:- Thornes Park Nursery, Thornes Road, Wakefield, WF2 8QE

What3words Address:- repay.drives.called (Click on 3 words to go to map)

Ordnance Survey Grid ref:- SE3207719646

Directions from car park to apiary

This will be updated with the footpath directions from the car parking to the Training Apiary.

To get directions on how to travel to the Training Apiary then please click "Directions" on the map

Links to other websites

Link to BBKA website

Link to YBKA website

Link to BDI website

Did you know?

An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.



“Human beings have fabricated the illusion that in the 21st century they have the technological prowess to be independent of nature. Bees underline the reality that we are more, not less, dependent on nature’s services in a world of close to 7 billion people”

Achim Steiner, Executive Director UN Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Wakefield & Pontefract
Beekeepers Assoication

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