For the remaining season of 2022 all FDBKA events are held at Catisfield Memorial Hall, 22 Catisfield Lane, Fareham, PO15 5NN, beginning 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 tp the 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 Weekend - Manor Farm
July 17 Bee Safari TBC
September 4th End of season/Jubilee garden party, Catisfield Memorial Hall,
September 17 FDBKA Honey Show - with the Horticultural Association
(Show secretary Jan Lethbridge)
St John's Church Hall., Upper St Michael's Grove,
Corner with Redlands Lane, Fareham.
October Pumpkin Festival - RVCP Netley (Zehra Demirel) TBC
October 7th Bob Smith (Speaker) Catisfield Memorial Hall
November 4th Derek Mitchell (Speaker) Catisfield Memorial Hall
December 2nd AGM: Catisfield Memorial Hall
January 6th 'Ask the Panel', Catisfield Memorial Hall
February 3rd Nigel Semmence (Speaker) Asian Hornet,
Catisfield Memorial Hall
March 3rd Workshop: Asian hornet traps, Catisfield Memorial Hall
TBC Artificial Swarms/techniques and demonstrations,
Catisfield Memorial Hall
Member Sponsored Events
August 28th 3rd Earl's Fayre, Titchfield Abbey (Zehra Demirel)
September 24th Michaelmas Fayre – Alverstoke (Sam Summersgill)
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
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
May 7th MVBKA Auction –10:00 to 17:00 - Greatham Village Hall
October 1st-2nd Hampshire Honey Show Great Hall, Winchester
October 27-29 National Honey Show - Epsom Racecourse
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.