We can teach you about beekeeping and get you started

Our very popular Basic Beekeeping Course, led by Master Beekeeper Jim Vivian-Griffiths, will be running again in 2017. For more information see below.

From April to October we run apiary sessions for our members every Thursday evening  If you would like to come along for a taster session please contact one of the people on the Contact Us page.

For more about getting started in beekeeping……………..go to our Starting Beekeeping page

To find out the benefits of joining our Assocation…………go to the Joining Us page

To download a Membership Form click here ……………..  DFB Membership form 2016-2017 with Gift Aid declaration



We hope this site will be useful to anyone in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley who is interested in bees and beekeeping.
From September to March we hold monthly indoor meetings. You can see details on our Calendar page.
From April to the end of September we hold weekly practical sessions from 6 pm to 8 pm every Thursday at our Lydney apiary.
If you are interested in starting beekeeping and would like to know more about the Association please get in touch with one of the people on our Contacts page. They will be pleased to give you more information.