Winchester and District Beekeepers’ Association (WDBKA) aims to promote best practices in all aspects of bee husbandry.


When you are considering keeping bees for the first time you will have lots of questions about: equipment, cost, time commitment, locating a hive, where to get bees, looking after bees and so on.


WDBKA can help you answer all those questions. We offer a one day classroom based course which covers what you need to know to get started. 

Details of our 2018 course:

Date - Saturday 17th March 2018

Time - 10:00-4:00

Cost - £25.00

Venue - Beauworth Village Hall SO24 0PA. Beauworth is a small village to the south of the A272, about 6 miles east of Winchester.  

During the day members of the Association will give a series of short talks on basic beekeeping issues and there will be plenty of opportunity to talk to us individually. The course does not involve handling live bees but you will be able to join us at an apiary meeting during the summer.

Some refreshments will be provided, but you will need to bring a packed lunch as there are no shops nearby.  

Please note that this course is now fully booked.