Despite the deteriorating weather as the afternoon progressed, some 30 members attended and, although checking the colonies was not possible, floors were changed and trickle-feeders replenished. COLONIES WILL NOW BE GIVEN THEIR FIRST CHECKS ON WEDNESDAY 18th April.

Regular meetings will be every Sunday.  Any changes to plans will be posted for view Sunday mornings



Apiary Cleaning & SCM

At 2pm the data protection amendment to the Constitution was passed unanimously, proposed by Peter Reader, seconded by Richard Williams and then the real work of the afternoon began.

The rain held off and eighteen members, new and old, made short work of the stacks of equipment laid out by the (I thought optimistic) Custodians.  Now the Apiary is set for the new season.  A big thank you to all who participated.


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).

Winter Training for New Beekeepers

PDBKA is holding introductory training for potential beekeepers between 2.15pm and 4.3opm on:

Sundays: 4th, 18th and 25th March 2018 

in the  Petersfield Community Centre ‘Exhibition Room’.   The course has already started and spaces are no longer available.

If you are interested in beekeeping you would be welcome at our Apiary meetings. Please ask for details.


Apiary Meetings

10th March 2018 – Preparing for spring

Before the season starts there are frames to be made, boxes to be cleaned and everything looked over. Please come along to the Apiary and help us get ready for the year ahead.

In addition, a Special General Meeting will be held on Saturday 10 March at 2:00pm at the Association Apiary.

The business of the SGM will be to agree a Resolution to amend S8(7) of the Constitution to reflect changes in Data Protection legislation.  The current Constitution and Resolution detailing the proposed amendment has been circulated to all members.

Please note – this is a Saturday as the Sunday is Mother’s Day.


8th April 2018 – First Apiary session

More details nearer the time.