What we do

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***We are as an association take a lot of calls regarding bumblebee nests. As part of the BBKA we do not encourage the removal of bumblebee nests and will not come out to remove them. Due to the nature and lifecycle of the bumblebee we would advise that you leave the nest alone if not causing any problems. The bumblebee queen will die off in autumn and the rest of the bees will die sooner and so the problem should remove itself. Please use the link for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Website for further advice. ***

Welcome to the East Lancashire Beekeepers web site. Our Branch is one of eight in the Lancashire & North West Beekeepers Association which in turn is part of the National British Beekeepers Association, BBKA.

The association covers East Lancashire and includes the areas of Blackburn, Darwen, Rossendale, Burnley, Pendle, Hyndburn and the Ribble valley.


Talking Bees

Club monthly meetings include talks, beekeeping demonstrations. The club holds apiary sessions during the summer months at our association apiary at the Off-shoots Permaculture Project in Towneley park, Burnley. The association also attends local events promoting beekeeping and educating the public.

Our members come from all walks of life and all generations, with new members especially welcome. “Introduction to beekeeping” courses are run throughout the year for beginners.

fun at the apiary.Photo courtesy of Samantha Nevey

Fun at the apiary. Photo courtesy of Samantha Nevey

Beekeeping is a fascinating and absorbing hobby. By joining our beekeeping association you will learn about our branch’s activities and we will also provide you with useful information about the art of beekeeping. In addition, being a member will give you the opportunity to meet other beekeepers and gain from their experience.

Beekeepers loving talking about their hobby. So please come along to one of our meetings and have  a chat to see if beekeeping could be for you. For full details take a look at our membership page