Swarms?   contact Greg Gumming 07531 901767

If you see a mass of bees clustered in a tree or shrub then you are looking at a swarm of bees waiting while their scouts search out a better home for the new family of bees. A beekeeper would love to give them a new home, so please call 07531 901767 and give Greg the details.

If you are a beekeeper looking for bees please make sure Greg has your number. Without your details on his list you will never know what you have missed!


Saturday 9th May 2015

Meon Valley Beekeepers’ Beekeeping equipment auction. Greatham Village Hall starting at 1pm. Details on the Meon Valley website.


Sunday 10th May 2015

May is national Bee Health Month, and to celebrate this Debbie Burton SBI is visiting our Apiary and demonstrating how the Bee Inspector works and what to look for in your own hives.



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