West Suffolk Beekeepers’ Association is non-profit making, aiming to support all levels of beekeeper, from the absolute novice to the long-established apiarist.

During the summer our own Apiary is open to view (by arrangement). Please check the recent posts for updates to see if it’s open!

In winter a monthly series of talks on all aspects of beekeeping takes place, please see the events calendar!

There are many benefits of being a member, please read more on our Membership page!

If you’re not sure whether beekeeping is for you or just wish to learn more, please contact us or talk to us via our Facebook page.


Asian hornet illustration

A record number of ​Asian hornets (Vespa veluntina nigrithorax) were found in the UK last year – there were more nests than in the previous six years combined.
​If Asian hornets get established in the UK, they could decimate our pollinators, including honey bees. Please use and share this ID sheet to help identify the Asian Hornet. You will also find more information on our website. Rolling updates from the National Bee Unit are available here.
Please report sightings immediately via the Asian Hornet Watch app on Android and iPhone or the online form

Swarm in tree
Please click on the image for information on swarms
Please click on the image for information on gardening for bees
Please click on the image for information on bee stings