Gwent Beekeepers CIO is an active group with around 200 members, ranging from hobbyists to bee farmers, covering the area of Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly.
Members enjoy membership of the British Beekeepers' Association BBKA, as well as Bee Disease Insurance BDI cover. Members also enjoy the support of being in a community where communications and assistance is positivly encouraged.
We offer a programme of monthly lectures over the winter months and monthly sessions at the association apiary during the summer, in addition to regular newsletters and social events where there is a lot of talking done about beekeeping.
The Asian hornet, also known as the yellow-legged hornet or Asian predatory wasp, is a species of hornet indigenous to Southeast Asia. It is of concern as an invasive species in Europe and the UK that threatens the local honey bee population.
Prospective beekeepers are welcome to attend 'Taster Sessions' at the association apiary prior to applying for our comprehensive Beginners Course, which comprises both theoretical and practical sessions.