About Us


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).

In the spring and summer we hold apiary meetings at different apiaries. In autumn and winter we hold indoor meetings 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.

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 bees 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. Or why not enrol on our FDBKA Beginners Course starting January 2020?

The association has recently acquired a new apiary site in Titchfield, Fareham.

Our Facebook page can be reached via this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FDBKA

Don't forget FDBKA members can borrow the following equipment via our equipment organiser Jamie Leeper. Ring Jamie on 07989745884.

1 x 4 frame tangential manual honey extractor which is able to take up to 4 x 14x12/commercial brood frame or 8 super frames.

1 x 3 frame tangential manual honey extractor which is able to take up to 3 x 14x12/commercial brood frames or 6 super frames.

1 x Heather Press.






1919-2019 FDBKA Centenary Year!

Our centenary colours are mid blue and gold.

Look out for centenary themed merchandise available to buy from members of the sub-committee. Centenary T shirts are available to buy from Dolphin Embroidery

v  Official opening of the Jean and Ray Powell Centenary Apiary
with tea party and centenary mead, 1st September

v  Honey Show: new centenary trophy for mead and a centenary
theme for confectionery classes.

v  AGM: centenary theme with presentation of archive materials.

v  Centenary recipe archive: please email your contributions to:- farehambeekeeping@gmail.com

v  Dedicated centenary web page: celebrating all that is FDBKA