Reading and District Beekeepers' Association
Providing support to beekeepers in and around Reading


Keep informed with the latest news at British Beekeeping Association here.

Useful groups to join to monitor what is happening in the UK:

  • RBKA’s Asian Hornet Action Team (AHAT).
    Simply complete the quiz on BBKA’s website. For information, BBKA are no longer notifying RBKA when a member completes the quiz or mapping the location. Click here. If a member wants to be added to our AHAT group to receive email information and join the local Berkshire Beekeepers WhatsApp group please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Jersey Facebook AH page.
    The Channel Islands have seen a huge increase in Asian hornets, being a close distance to France. Jersey has destroyed almost 400 nests during 2023. They have an amazing team of volunteers to track, trace and destroy nests. Follow what’s happening in Jersey on their Jersey Asian Hornet Group. This Facebook page is a great reference to see nests, queens and how the team in Jersey is working. Click here.
  • BBKA’S Asian Hornet WhatsApp group.
    This is a broadcast only group and no one else can send messages except for the BBKA Asian Hornet administrator. You can leave at any time you like. Click here.