National Honey Show Newsletter click to download as a pdf. 


  • Meon ValleyBKA have organised some two day courses on the 30th April and 14th May at East Surrey Bees. At a special price of £40.00 each (rather than £60) there are a limited number of places still available. Please contact to book a place.  Details of the day’s events can be found here

 Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May 2016

  • ‘NDB Short course’ on colony manipulation in May at Reigate
    BKA’s apiary in Surrey.
  • here for more details


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