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 is one of four beekeepers’ associations in Shropshire. The others are Shropshire Beekeepers, North Shropshire Beekeepers and Oswestry Beekeepers.

L&DBKA 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.  

Apple blossom in our Association Apiary

L&DBKA currently has around 150 members in the area from Church Stretton down to Leominster and from Bridgnorth across to the Welsh border.

LDBKA Membership Heatmap

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 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.