If you require any further information regarding keep bees, Exhibitions, Events, DvD's, Films and Equipment. Then please contact the relevant Associations and Companies below. They all have official affiliations with the Reading & District Beekeepers Association.


British Beekeepers Association - 

Bee Disease Insurance (BDI) - obtained through membership of British Beekeepers Association. For more information click -


Thorne's Beekeeping Equipment through Joan or John Belcher, 'Valhalla' Kennedy Drive, Pangbourne. Tel 0118 9842 321 or 07292586073 (He's very helpful and of course local). Please don't just turn up - call first.  Also look on website - (shop in Windsor)


Beekeeping Course and Events at Blackhorse Apiaries - John Harmer (Master Beekeeper) 

Other Organisations and Events

Berkshire Honey Show -

* Museum of English Rural Life. - Email:

The following companies kindly donated items for our spring Beekeeping day :

SUTTONS - Inspiring Gardens
Suttons Consumer Products Ltd
Woodview Rd, Paignton, Devon
Tel: +44 (0) 1803 696300
Fax: +44 (0) 1803 696333

The Range
Vastern Court Retail Park
Caversham Road
Reading, RG1 8AL

Costco Wholesale
100 South Oak
Green Park, Shinfield
Reading, RG2 6UE