We are a predominantly urban group of bee keepers numbering 100+ Registered, Partner and Country members and now in our 95th year (2013). We are affiliated to Hampshire Bee keepers Association and the British Bee keepers Association. 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 Stephen Pestell.