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Manchester and District Beekeepers Association - Bee Swarm ManagementManchester and District Beekeepers Association - Train To Be A BeekeeperManchester and District Beekeepers Association - Visitors Centre And Honey Sales

Manchester & District Beekeepers’ Association (MDBKA) is a UK charity (number: 1159052).

We train and educate our members in the art of beekeeping through a range of courses, lectures, study and practical experience.

As part of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) our members enjoy a range of benefits including – BBKA News, Insurance and much more.

Dower House in Heaton Park, Prestwich (see Street View) is our Headquarters.

We have a public viewing area, extraction room and a bee garden (apiary), with bee friendly plants. There are a number of bee hives in the apiary and also a safe observation hive in Dower House where you can watch the bees going about their business.

Dower House MDBKA HQ

Visitors of all ages are welcome and we are open every Sunday.

However please check our Events Calendar BEFORE you travel.

Opening Times

Winter: Open at 12:00 close at 15:00 GMT

Summer: Open at 12:00 close at 16:00 BST

You can also purchase the excellent Manchester Beekeepers Honey gathered from our own apiaries as well as other bee related products.

MDBKA Services, Membership, Training and Education

MDBKA Swarm Service

Swarm Service

Do you think you may have a swarm of Honey Bees? We can help.

Become a MDBKA Member

Join Us

Applications for MDBKA membership come from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of experience. Find out more about becoming a MDBKA member.

Train to be a Beekeeper

Beekeeper Training

We offer 2 day Beginner’s Beekeeping theory courses with practical evening sessions during the beekeeping season.

MDBKA Visitors Centre

Visitors Centre

Find out how you can help bees and other pollinators. View our observation hive – children in particular find this fascinating. Enjoy the taste of local honey.

News & Events

MEMBERS EQUIPMENT SALE SATURDAY 30th March 12 to 3pm- This years equipment sale will be held on Saturday 30th March at the Dower House. Full details have been sent to all current members for 2019. We also have some special item on sale on the day for those that… ...more
Asian Hornet Alert- The first Asian Hornet of 2019 has been found in the British Isles. A foundress queen hornet emerged from hibernation at St Heliers Bay on the island of Jersey. So it is time when you do your spring inspection to… ...more
Heaton Park Honey Available at the Cafe in the Stables Complex- Heaton Park honey is available at the cafe at the Stables in Heaton Park. It is available every day during the opening times. It also can be purchased at The Dower House in Heaton Park on Sundays from 12:00Hrs to… ...more
AGM & HONEY SHOW at 10:15 on 2nd March 2019 at The Bowling Pavilion, Heaton Park- AGM & HONEY SHOW at 10:15 on 2nd March 2019 at The Bowling Pavilion, St. Margaret Road Entrance, Heaton Park, Prestwich M25 2SW. HONEY SHOW: Staging of exhibits 09:00 – 10:00 – Judging 12:00 after the AGM As per the constitution… ...more