You are cordially invited to come along to this years ‘Forum’ to be held at the Exhibition Room, Petersfield community Centre in Love Lane at 7:30pm and exchange information about the triumphs and challenges of your season and pick beekeeping brains for your plans for next.  The format will be similar to previous years with informal gatherings around tables. Refreshments will be available throughout and you are urged to circulate and make contact with as many other members as possible, you never know when you might need them next year!

Don’t hold back. Whether you have been beekeeping for years or are a ‘new-bee’ your presence will be warmly appreciated by your fellow members.


Christmas present problems solved!

Have you thought about sending your nearest and dearest on beekeeping course? Our Beginner’s sessions start in the New Year, the perfect gift. For more details click on the Training tab.


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!



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. 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