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.

Gwent Beekeepers is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), who's registration number is:
The Holden Apiary Study Centre
GBKCIO have been working hard to build a new centre of excellence for teaching the craft of Beekeeping.

The Honey Bee will swarm as a natural part of their process to start new colonies. GBKcio members are willing to attend to honey bee swarms and assist in the removal of the swarm.

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.
Asian Hornet
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
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.
Bees for Development
The Association's president is Nicola Bradbear of Bees for Development. The association has trained beekeepers for the Forgotten Landscape Project centred on the Blaenavon World Heritage Site.
Apiary Sessions
During the year, apiary sessions for members to attend are organised. These sessions provide practical experence and an opportunity to discus any issues and to see practical demonstrations.
Gwent Beekeepers CIO
The Holden Apiary & Study Centre
Llanover Road
Llanfair Kilgeddin
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Gwent Beekeepers CIO
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