The Association’s 2015 Honey Show was on the 19th of September 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!



October 1st ‘Why Microscopy’ talk – more details under the Diary page.

The Hampshire BKA Convention will be held at Sparsholt College onSaturday 14th November 2015.  The speakers will be: Prof Dave Goulson -his book “The Sting in the Tale” is a delight; Prof David Evans “Varroa and viruses – a dangerous combination”; Simon Croson “Beekeeping through the Camera Lens” and Nigel Semmence will be telling us what we need to be concentrating on in 2016.  There will be stands – the usual suspects such as Thornes, Compak, and Northern Bee Books, plus Arnia and Brunel.   The programmes and tickets will be distributed early in September.

A new page to be found under ‘web resources’ – Nathan’s Web Gems.


Small hive beetle in Calabria.  Pundits are suggesting it will be with us in the  UK within a couple of years.  update with maps  19 March 2015

BBKA examinations explained