Events 2022

All FDBKA talks are held at Holy Rood Church Hall, Stubbington starting at 19:30 on the date stated unless otherwise indicated.

Committee Sponsored Events


January 28th             Talk:   Spring Feeding by Claire and Martin from Buckfast.  The talk                                     will be screened over Zoom on a large screen in the Hall.  

February  25th          Talk and demonstrations; Making wax foundation, lip balm                                                  and mead.
                                 This year's class of new beekeepers are being invited evening. 

March 25th               Talk: Insecticides and Oilseed Rape: The case for updating the                                            monitoring of pesticide usage.  John Hoar

April                           Apiary Visit (Weather & COVID restrictions permitting) TBC
May 22                      Apiary Visit (Weather restrictions permitting) Location Titchfield                                          (Greg Young)

June 19                     Apiary Visit (Weather restrictions permitting) Location TBC

July 9th & 10th           Bees & Honey W/E - Manor Farm 

July 17                       Bee Safari TBC 

August TBC               End of season/Jubilee garden party. TBC

September 17            FDBKA Honey Show - with the Horticultural Association
                                   (Show secretary Jan Lethbridge )                                           

September 23rd         Bob Smith Varroa

October                      Pumpkin Festival - RVCP Netley (Zehra Demirel) 

October 28th              Talk: TBC

November 25th           AGM 


January 28th                Barbara Dalby. Hive Produce
February 25th               TBC
March 25th                    TBC

Member Sponsored Events

June TBC                   Country Fair – Bursledon Brickworks Museum (Greg Young)                                              

September 24th          Michaelmas Fayre – Alverstoke (Sam Summersgill)   

Other Events

January 29th           HBA Talk: Small Hive Beetle & Tropilaelaps, John Geden, RBI

February 10th          5:30pm   HBA zoom lecture Queen Raising 

March 12th              Bee Trade Exhibition (Beetradex) – Stoneleigh Park (Beetradex)    

March 20th              Meridian . Talk at Botley Market Hall 2-4pm Andy Durham on Asian                                    Hornet

April 9th                   Portsmouth Spring convention

April 8th to 10th       BBKA Spring Convention – Harper Adams University (BBKA                                               Spring Convention

May 7th                    MVBKA Auction –10:00 to 17:00 - Greatham Village Hall

October TBC            Hampshire Honey Show - Location TBC

October 27-29          National Honey Show - Sandown Racecourse (National Honey                                        Show)

November TBC         HBA Autumn Convention

To make both the member and committee sponsored events in the summer and autumn successful we do need volunteers to help on the day.  If you are interested then please click here to register your interest.