Winchester and District Beekeepers Association (WDBKA) members:
AGM - 11th January 2022 - see AGM documents on our Members' information page.
Asian Hornet - latest news October 2021
Asian Hornet found in a busy and well populated area in Portsmouth. One nest has been destroyed but there are
likely to be more in the area.
An Asian hornet nest in a poplar tree was destroyed in the Ascot area of Berkshire on 11th October 2021.
The nest measured approx. 35cm in diameter - monitoring will continue in the area supported by local beekeepers.
Can you recognise an Asian Hornet nest? See British Beekeepers Association's (BBKA) Asian hornet page.
Further information and advice about Asian Hornets on our Asian Hornet page.
World Bee Day
As a Charitable Association we promote the craft of beekeeping and increase public awareness of bees.
For World Bee Day 20th May 2021 we gave talks to children and loaned our virtual hives.
See full story News.
Importing honey bees into Great Britain - Small Hive Beetle (SHB)
A major new risk to the health of the bee population - there is an imminent and serious risk that an exotic pest,
Small Hive Beetle, could be introduced into the British Isles. Please see article: Bee Diseases and Insurance Ltd.
See also the Government response dated 29th April 2021.
Winchester and District Beekeepers' Association meetings
Meetings will be subject to Covid 19 restrictions current on the date of the meeting.
Please see our calendar for further details and future meetings.
For links to online talks and other useful beekeeping information please see our Learning resources page.
Portsmouth Beekeepers' Spring Convention Saturday 9th April 2022
Please see flier for booking details.
BBKA list of talks available for beekeepers in the UK.
Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) webinars
Free webinars offer beekeeping education and training to all beekeepers.
Details: BIBBA home page and events calendar.
Photography John Cleverley