The 77th Petersfield & District Honey Show is on the 15th September in the Rogate Village Hall

HoneyShowSchedule78thRogate 2018

Time to fill those jars with golden honey, pour your wax into blocks and candles and take your camera down to the hives. The cake recipes are on the Honey Show page, and this year we are encouraging tastings of your competitors’ creations, so entering the sweet class will be worthwhile.


It is the prime swarming season, with this lovely warm weather being the time to move house. If you see a swarm in need of collection please ring us on 07531 901767 and we will send some one round to have a look.

BIBBA Conference 6-9 September 2018

The Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) will hold its biennial conference 6th to 9th September 2018 at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  All Beekeepers are welcome.

The programme contains a wide variety of topics, with three simultaneous lectures together with seminars and workshops.
There is something for everyone, whatever your interest or experience. The three lecture streams are themed as follows:

  • Bee Improvement. Queen rearing, bee breeding, genetics, queen mating, mini nucs and their management, overwintering queens, etc.
  • General Beekeeping. Management techniques, treatment free beekeeping, overwintering nucs, comb honey, marketing, bee communication, etc.
  • Beginner and Beyond. Forage and feeding, wintering, swarming, bee space, nutrition, the mystery of mating, colony cycle, simple management techniques, colony health, and more The three days in this stream will be at a level that can help you understand and care for your bees.

There are over 50 presentations from more than 30 top presenters; many have over 30 years of beekeeping experience, so they are telling participants what the bees have told them, not something straight out of a book.

There is a variety of scientific and practical topics and this conference is about as good as you will get. You can attend on whichever days you wish and choose the presentation you want to see.

There is accommodation onsite plus plenty in the locality.

Check the programme, tell your local beekeeping friends a why not fill a car for an enjoyable break?

Booking opens soon, with early bird discounts (Prior to July 31st, thereafter full price)

More details at:  Click to view Conference Programme

Download details of Speakers and Presentation Topics


Unsung Hero award 2017

We took great pleasure in awarding our new Unsung Hero award to Greg for his sterling work as our Swarm Collection co-ordinator, among other important things. So next time you get a call to collect a swarm of bees, remember to thank Greg (oh, and get your name down ready for the season to come).