Hampshire beekeepers: help a young Masters student complete a research project
A 15 minute survey - complete by the end of July. Full details and link to survey: Members’ area.

World Bee Day - 20th May 2021
Part of our remit as a Charitable Association is to promote the craft of beekeeping and increase public awareness
of bees. For World Bee Day we have given talks to children and loaned our virtual hives. See full story News.

Winchester and District Beekeepers' Association help local school set up an apiary
Earlier this year, after being contacted by the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA), we agreed to support a
local school interested in setting up an apiary. Full story see 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
Sign the petition deadline: 23rd September 2021.
See also the Government response dated 29th April 2021.

BBKA President Margaret Wilson - Positive Thinking
Margaret started writing her monthly newsletter 'Positive Thinking' as she felt members needed to hear positive
things about the BBKA. 
Download and read

BBKA Asian Hornet week 6-10th September 2021
For information and advice about Asian Hornets please see our Asian Hornet page.

Winchester and District Beekeepers' Association meetings
Apiary 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.

National Honey Show - Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey 21st-23rd October 2021

BBKA events calendar
BBKA list of talks available for beekeepers in the UK.

Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) webinars
Free webinars for 2021 offer beekeeping education and training to all beekeepers.
Details: and events calendar.


Photography John Cleverley