The Bedfordshire Beekeepers Association
- Has existed since the early 1920s and has more than 300 members.
- Runs theoretical and practical courses for beginners.
- Runs improvers groups for those who wish to increase their beekeeping knowledge and coaching for beekeeping qualifications.
- Has regular meetings where guest speakers talk on a wide range of bee related subjects.
- Runs training apiaries where members are welcome to learn all aspects of handling bees.
- Operates a very successful bulk purchase scheme. This allows members to buy many essential items at a lower cost, for example jars, frames, etc.
- Issues an annual yearbook and regular newsletters.
- Lends extracting equipment, books and DVDs to members.