The Ludlow & District Beekeepers Association
Ludlow & District Beekeepers’ Association (L&DBKA) was formed in 1942 to further the interests of honey bees and beekeeping in South Shropshire, North West Worcestershire and North Herefordshire.
The Association has its own apiary near Ludlow, which is the main location for our taster sessions and hands-on training courses. This facility is part-funded by sales of our own honey.
L&DBKA currently has around 150 members in the area from Church Stretton down to Leominster and from Bridgnorth across to the Welsh border.
Being a member of your local association means there is somewhere to turn to when help or advice is needed.
For the last few years, the Association has been been engaged in a bee-breeding programme that is attempting to establish a viable number of breeding colonies of the native British ‘Black Bee’ – or at least something genetically close to it.
L&DBKA WINS A SHROPSHIRE STAR “CASH FOR YOUR COMMUNITY” AWARD!
Gill Maclean and Roy Howells, together with Roy’s wife Chris, attended the awards ceremony at the Shrewsbury Town football stadium on 12th June. L&DBKA were were 7th out of 35 entrants and won over £700! This far exceeded expectations as there were some very worthy causes among the entrants.
Together with the award of £1500 from the the Burwarton Show organisation, we can now go ahead with installation of the electrical supply in the apiary building.
This just leaves us with the task of funding the solar panels to keep the battery system charged.
Many thanks to all those who made the effort to collect tokens to achieve this.