In summer (April - August) we meet on the second Saturday of the month at members’ apiaries to see how others manage their bees and then discuss it over tea. 

This approach gives everyone an opportunity to share practical knowledge at the hive, including hands-on experience for members that are new to beekeeping and the inevitable discussion and debate amongst those who have their own well-tested methods. 


Our membership is diverse. There are members that manage only one hive and others with multiple hives. In the Association we have members with experience of a wide variety of equipment types including National, 14 x 12, Langstroth, WBC, Dadant, Top bar, Flow hive and so on.

In winter we meet at Itchen Abbas Village Hall on the second Tuesday of each month to hear invited speakers on various bee-related subjects, followed by, of course, tea and biscuits and time for a chat.

See our calendar for a list of upcoming events. 

Winter meetings:
Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall
Main Road, Itchen Abbas, Winchester SO21 1BQ