Basingstoke & District Beekeepers Association
 

New Venue and Day for our 2017 Winter Meetings 
Fridays at 7:30 pm, Sherborne St John Village Hall
Details here


Next Winter Meeting: 
Friday 17th November- James Donaldson, Fleet Beekeepers, The anatomy of bees and how they 'work' and more. James will be bringing some microscopes for those that are interested what the various parts look like under magnification.

There is a small charge which offsets costs and refreshments. 
Details of Winter Meeting schedule published here.
WINTER MEETINGS start at 7.30pm


THANK YOU Basingstoke Beekeepers

Several of our members donated surplus Beekeeping Clothing to Rachel Monger’s Group in Tanzania. She was in the UK earlier this year and came along to one of our evening meetings to talk to us about her project.

Rachel was able to present the beekeepers in Malya with some of the suits. Rachel reports that "They were so thrilled and send their great appreciation and greetings to you all!"

She  will soon be going to another group of beekeepers in the village of Kayenze to give out some more suits. There are some pictures on her website of Tanzanian Beekeepers receiving beesuits we donated, please click the link below to see more and follow Rachel.

https://themongers.blogspot.com/2017/10/back-with-beekeepers.html


Next Bulk buy opening:

    Sunday (1st October) between 10:00 and 12:00.


  • Ambrosia Syrup (£16/ can) 
  • Ambrosia Fondant (£15 per box).
  • Yellow Gloves (12 pairs/pack) at £10, various sizes available

Next Apiary Meeting:  All finished for 2017, see you in 2018


Oakley Junior School Visit: 


Following John Fowler's visit to Oakley Junior School we received the following photo and thank you note from the school.
   



Come and visit our stand at   
            
            Please revisit site for up to date details of where you can see us next

Club members - Volunteers needed
If you can help at the any of the above (even just for a couple of hours) please email bdbka.events@gmail.com






Check out our Photo gallery 
 

Do you have any photos you have taken of bees, honey shows, etc that you are happy to share and have published on our web site, please email to Basingstokebees@gmail.com


 
 
Beekeeping is an increasingly popular hobby but it is more than an occasional pastime. It requires commitment and a responsibility to the bees and the community. All beekeepers should be members of an association and register with Bee Base.
 

SWARMS please check here before calling the swarm coordinators