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.
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.
Visitors of all ages are welcome and we are open every Sunday.
However please check our Events Calendar BEFORE you travel.
DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS FOR COVID-19 THE DOWER HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED TO VISITORS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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.
Do you think you may have a swarm of Honey Bees? We can help.
Applications for MDBKA membership come from all kinds of backgrounds and levels of experience. Find out more about becoming a MDBKA member.
We offer 2 day Beginner’s Beekeeping theory courses with practical evening sessions during the beekeeping season. Also a 1 day Bees, Pollinators and Plants course for the Non Beekeeper.
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.