Asian Hornet - latest news
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.

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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.

Winchester and District Beekeepers' Association help local school set up an apiary
Earlier this year, after being contacted by the BBKA, we agreed to support a
local school interested in setting up an apiary. See full story on our News paged.

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.

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