We have been talking bees and honey in Fairs in Fernhurst, Milland and Rogate. Come and see us, and volunteer to help, at:

Lavender Fields,   Saturday and Sunday 9 & 10th July

Buriton Show,   20th August

Tichbourne Country Show,   11th September

Blackmoor Apple Day,   9th October

West Sussex Beekeeper’s June Newsletter

 National Honey Show Newsletter click to download as a pdf. 

 BIBBA Conference 2016 will be held on 20-22 September on the Isle of Man.  More details on diary page.


The Association’s 2015 Honey Show was held in Liss and what a show it was. Nearly 150 entries of glowing honeys, scrumptious cakes and clean wax. And I have never seen wax models to match these amazing dogs! Our 75th Honey Show will be on the 17th September 2016 at the Petersfield Library. More details later.




Small hive beetle in Calabria.  Pundits are suggesting it will be with us in the  UK within a couple of years. new update with maps  19 September 2015.  Throughout 2015 surveillance has continued. In September 2015, 9 months from the last detection, an infested apiary was confirmed within the existing 20km protection zone of the first detection. Both adult beetles and larvae were found in an apiary of 32 hives. Eight of the hives were infested. The same eradication control measures were taken by the Italian authorities including destruction of all hives within the affected apiary.

BBKA examinations explained