Plymouth Beekeeping Branch

About the PBKA

A colourful painted bee hive
Single bee collecting nectar on a bright flower

PBKA is a branch of the Devon Beekeepers’ Association, we are a welcoming group of likeminded beekeepers with a passion for all things bees and apiculture based in Plymouth, Devon.

We exist to promote the craft of responsible apiculture and to raise awareness of the honeybee and its contribution to the ecology of Plymouth. 

Our Services

Family of beekeepers inspecting a frame of bees

Beekeeping for Beginners Course

There will be no courses running in 2024.Instead, we will be running open and taster days throughout spring and summer. Dates to be confirmed.

Swarm of bees

Swarm Collection

PBKA provide a quick and easy swarm collection service. If you have seen a swarm, get in touch and one of our memebers will safely collect and rehome them.

Honey dripping on to a spoon.

Honey Sales

Our members sell their own delicious, natural, local honey straight from the bees. Get in touch to buy honey from your local beekeeper today.

Why join PBKA?

Expertise & mentors

Supportive membership ready to get you started in beekeeping


£10m third party public & product liability insurance

BBKA and DBKA Magazine

Monthly membership magazines posted to you

Education & Training

Practical teaching at the training apiary, regular online talks and exciting trips

Member Testimonials

"I found the association to be incredibly friendly and helpful. I now have a wealth of knowledgeable beekeepers to field and all my questions. Would recommend membership to any new beekeeper."
Beekeeper lifting a frame
"The PBKA beginners course has taken me from a complete new-bee to my 2nd season with 6 colonies! Membership of the PBKA is essential part of my beekeeping"
Beekeeper showing a frame of bees
Female Honeybee