About Us

Rugby Beekeepers Association

Welcome to the Rugby Beekeepers Association website.  We are probably one of the smallest branches of the eight in Warwickshire, with around 80 members.  

Nonetheless, we are a friendly and lively association and hold regular monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month, outside of the beekeeping season.  We have interesting talks from visiting experts on any number of beekeeping topics.

During the beekeeping season we run monthly training sessions at our branch apiary where our members can learn how perform inspections and manipulations on the colonies.

Through our County Association, Warwickshire Beekeepers, we are a registered charity, charity number 1197656.  If you wish to become a member please feel free to contact us


For those who are interested in starting the immensely satisfying hobby of beekeeping, we conduct a beginners’ beekeeping course in the Spring (usually February or March). This is an opportunity for those interested in beekeeping to meet others with the same interest, then over a sequence of talks by a team of experienced beekeepers, we provide sufficient information to enable each one to decide whether beekeeping is really for them. This is followed by two opportunities to actively participate in handling bees at our branch apiary. The course is limited to a maximum of 20 beginners, in order to ensure the right amount of personal contact for you with our beekeepers and the guest speakers.

Our monthly meetings and training sessions are held at Sacred Heart Church Hall, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Rugby. CV22 7QT