Basingstoke & District Beekeepers Association

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

There is a small charge which offsets costs and refreshments. 
Next Winter Meeting: 
Friday 20 October - Jean Frost from Meon Valley Beekeepers, ‘Pollen, an essential part of a bee’s diet’. Jean will be bringing some microscopes as well to view some fascinating slides after her talk.
Details of Winter Meeting schedule published here.
WINTER MEETINGS start at 7.30pm

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

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

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