Mentoring Scheme

The scheme aims to provide support, advice and assistance for first and second year beekeepers who are members of the Association.


Experience has shown that most requests can be dealt with satisfactorily by email or telephone.  In a minority of cases, an apiary visit is desirable or necessary.


In Need of Help?

Contact an experienced beekeeper listed below for the area in which you keep your bees:
 Area Name Primary Contact If Urgent Notes

 Basingstoke - Town

 David Purchase


 01256 781288


 Scheme Coordinator

North - Baughurst, Bramley, Chineham, Sherborne St. John, Sherfield-on-Loddon, Silchester, Tadley

 Peter Northcote

 Charles Oliver-Bellasis

 Jacky Tustain            or

 07734 107506


 text 07961 666113


 Not Weekends


 Mike Keeling

 Bill Prescott      or  or

 01189 820723

 01189 813557



East - Basing, Hook, Newnham Chris Mounty 329064 
 South - The Candovers, Cliddesden, Dummer, North Waltham Sharon Woodman 07853-284153   

West - Kingsclere, Oakley, Overton, Whitchurch

 Corinne Marsh

 David Purchase              or

 07846 779746

 01256 781288


Scheme Coordinator


If you are unable to contact your Area Mentor(s), please contact David Purchase who will deal with your request.


Happy Beekeeping!