Coventry & District Branch of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association
Coventry & District Branchof theWarwickshire Beekeepers Association

Identifying Common Bee Types

What are they? How to identify what you’ve got!


Are they round & furry with a yellow, white or orange band on their tail, like those shown in the images above?

Do they make a loud buzz when they fly?

Have you found them under the decking, in a compost heap, in a hole in the ground or in a bird box?

If they do fit this description they are.....




Leave them alone if at all possible. Bumblebees are unlikely to sting.


They are important pollinators & under threat of extinction. Get more information from


If they do not fit this description, follow this link to check if they may be WASPS

Current News!

CBKA Honey Show 2019

Information on this year's CBKA Honey Show is all available here!


Beekeeping Taster Sessions 2020

Bookings are now being taken for these popular events that give you a first insight into Beekeeping. Click HERE for details.


Beekeeping Course 2020

We ran our annual full weekend Beginner's Beekeeping Course on 16/17 February 2019.

If you wish to register your interest in next year's course, please click HERE!


Branch Apiary

Take a look at our branch apiary and view the programme of activities.


Local Honey

If you wish to purchase local honey, please follow this link.

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