About Us


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We are a predominantly urban group of bee keepers numbering over 100 Registered, Partner and Country members and now in our 99th year (2018). 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 we hold apiary meetings at different apiaries. In autumn and winter we hold indoor meetingds 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 few 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. 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