Summer meetings - see calendar

In summer we hold monthly apiary meetings at members' apiaries. Our apiary meetings are aimed at beekeepers of all levels and intended to build on your beekeeping knowledge and experience. It’s a chance to meet other beekeepers, see different type of hives and beekeeping practices, ask questions and handle bees. Our membership is diverse: there are members that manage only one hive and others with multiple hives and with experience of a wide variety of equipment types including National, 14 x 12, Langstroth, WBC, Dadant, Top bar, Flow hive and so on.
An experienced beekeeper will demonstrate inspecting hives, discuss seasonal beekeeping jobs and preparing for the practical tasks of the Basic Assessment (a practical exam taken after one full year of beekeeping). There will be a short introductory session for new beekeepers at the April and May meetings. 
We welcome would be beekeepers to come along to our meetings. We will lend you a bee suit and you can get some experience handling bees. If you would like to visit please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Winter meetings - see calendar 
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.

Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall, Main Road, Itchen Abbas, Winchester SO21 1BQ.

Members can check the details in the monthly Newsletter; guests please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Date & time Event Location
19:30  9 January 2024 AGM Itchen Abbas Village Hall
19:30 30 January 2024 Bee handling skills - Dan Basterfield  Itchen Abbas Village Hall
19:30 12 March 2024 Beekeepers' question time Itchen Abbas Village Hall
14:30 20 April 2024* Apiary meeting Stoneham
14:30 11  May 2024 Apiary meeting Sparsholt
14:30 1 June 2024 Apiary meeting Ampfield
14:30 20 July 2024 Apiary meeting Winchester
14:30 7 September 2024 Apiary meeting Twyford

No meeting in August