About Us

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We are a predominantly urban group of bee keepers numbering 100+ Registered, Partner and Country members and now in our 98th year (2017). We are affiliated to Hampshire Bee Keepers Association (HBA) and the British Bee Keepers Association (BBKA). We hold monthly meetings all year round. In the spring and summer when we hold apiary meetings, and indoor meetings in autumn and winter in Stubbington, when we have special guest speakers on all different bee related topics.

We also run a training and educational apiary at Manor Farm, Bursledon, where we have held Honey and Bee weekends for the last couple of years which has been a fantastic weekend for us and the general public, details of which are posted on the Apiary page.

We openly welcome and encourage newcomers to join us and we also are more than happy to invite members of the public along who may have a fear of bees or people who really would like to know a little more about bee's and bee keeping to one of our Summer apiary meetings. We will loan you a bee suit and gloves (limited numbers depending on the meeting) if you wish to know more please email the secretary using the contact link, or look at the Membership page

Dates for your Diary

Don't forget that annual subscriptions are now due for 2018. Print off the form on the membership page and send it to Steve Wilson our membership secretary.

Meon Beekeepers are organising the Spring Convention this year. Keep 17 March free in your diary! Tickets are £15 in advance or £20 on the day.

If you would like to buy a ticket please make contact with Zehra at the next FDBKA indoor meeting on 23 February. 


On Thursday 8 February

Nigel Semmence, North Hampshire Regional Bee Inspector is giving a talk on the Asian Hornet.

FDBKA members are invited. 

7.30pm Warnford Village Hall, SO31 3LE